Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Miamisburg OH

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Brandt M Riley, DO
Miamisburg, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Do, 2004, Grandview Hosp - Dayton
Graduation Year: 2007

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Samuel Anthony Gallo, MD
(704) 332-9365
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dav Wm Bremer, MD
(937) 433-9082
1201 E Alex Bell Rd
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1978

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David Small, MD
3533 Southern Blvd
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1957

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John Charles Kunesh, MD
(937) 298-1703
2601 Far Hills Ave
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1993

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Thomas K Ison, DO
Miamisburg, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Do, 2002, Pikeville College
Graduation Year: 2007

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Charles F Schrimpf, DO
(937) 433-0454
1989 Miamisburg Centerville Rd Ste 300
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Sycamore Hospital, Miamisburg, Oh; Grandview Hosp & Med Ctr, Dayton, Oh
Group Practice: Northwest Dayton Eye Care

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Ralph Lim, DO
Washington Township, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Do, 1997, University Of Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Andrew Fleishman, MD
(937) 223-1279
1520 S Main St Ste 5
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1981

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Michael Jay Besson, MD
(937) 320-2020
89 Sylvania Dr
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Oh; Kettering Med Ctr, Kettering, Oh
Group Practice: Dayton Eye Assoc

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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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