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Aron Dana Rose, MD
(203) 789-2020
40 Temple St Ste 5B
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1985

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Milton Bruce Shields, MD
(203) 785-7233
PO Box 208061
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1966

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William K Christian, MD
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Washington Sch Of Med/Cme
Graduation Year: 2002

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Robert Lewis Lesser, MD
(203) 597-9100
40 Temple St Ste 5B
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Neuropathology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct; Waterbury Hosp, Waterbury, Ct
Group Practice: Ophthalmic Surgical Assoc

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Meredith R Gershon, MD
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Stony Brook
Graduation Year: 2000

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Rajeev Kumar Seth, MD
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor College Of Medicine
Graduation Year: 2004

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Paul Cofrances Guida, MD
(203) 562-9441
23 Beers St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1972

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Caleb Gonzalez, MD
(203) 785-2020
330 Cedar St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1954

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Zachary George Klett, MD
(203) 785-2020
330 Cedar St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1989

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Catherine M Meyerle, MD
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ/Center For Sight
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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