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Anthony Maurice De Beus, MD
(602) 242-4928
1055 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Ali Ghafouri
(520) 426-9224
1055 South Stapley Drive
Mesa, AZ
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M
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Ali Ghafouri, MD
(480) 833-9100
1055 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1993

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Daniel Alan Adelberg, MD
(480) 833-9100
1055 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1988

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Alyssa Y Kim, MD
(480) 232-3937
6262 E Broadway Rd Ste 106
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1998

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Daryl Robert Pfister, MD
(480) 833-9100
1055 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1990

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Lynden Lothaire Bluth, MD
(480) 892-8400
2610 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1977

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Michael Campion, MD
(480) 892-8400
1055 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1982

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Stephen A M De Souza, MD
(480) 833-9100
1055 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1991

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Robert Paul Gervais, MD
(480) 981-1345
215 S Power Rd Ste 112
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1970

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Age Related Macular Degeneration


There are a number of reasons why people may develop AMD, including increasing age, genetic and hereditary factors, and environmental risk factors. Since pigment in the eyes appears to be protective, Caucasians, particularly women, appear to be at greater risk. Smoking, family history, nutrition, and sunlight exposure over the course of one's lifetime may also play a role.

There are two forms of AMD, a more common dry form and a less common wet form. In the dry form, which affects 90% of AMD patients, aging deposits called drusen become deposited underneath the macula. In the vast majority of patients, these drusen cause no visual changes; however, in some the drusen can cause the macula to thin, resulting in a slow, gradual decrease in central vision. If the drusen cause substantial weakening of important layers in the macula, the wet form of AMD may then develop. Wet AMD develops when abnormal blood vessels start to grow through the layers of the macula that have been weakened by the dry form of AMD. These abnormal blood vessels can cause bleeding, leakage of fluid, and the formation of scar tissue, which in turn can lead to a rapid and severe loss of central vision. Although only 1 in 10 patients with AMD will convert from the dry to the wet form, the wet form accounts for 90% of the vision loss associated with AMD. The chance of a patient with dry AMD converting to the more agressive wet form is approximately 2% each year...

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