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Douglas Edward Mazzuca, DO
(856) 678-4800
48 N Broadway Ste A
Pennsville, NJ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1983

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Stewart Gregory Smith, MD
(302) 655-3388
1100 N Grant Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Nannette Ruth Zale, MD
(302) 651-4429
501 W 14th St
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1994

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Sharon Skibber Lehman, MD
(302) 651-4002
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Nemours Childrens Clinic Wilmington; Wills Eye Hospital

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Michael Bayard Vincent, MD
(302) 656-3310
1711 Woodlawn Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De

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John Benj Ferguson III, MD
(302) 655-3388
1100 N Grant Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1971

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Carol Hoffman, MD
(302) 657-0386
300 Delaware Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Health Care Center, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Kremer Laser Eye Ctr

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George Popel, MD
(302) 656-8867
213 Greenhill Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Eye Center Of Delaware

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Chi-Lun Wang, MD
(302) 655-1500
1700 Wawaset St Ste 200
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De

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Dorothy Marian Moore, MD
(302) 992-0430
2055 Limestone Rd Ste 102
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Missouri Baptist Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Delaware Eye Md's 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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