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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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Ron Afshari Adelman, MD
(203) 785-2020
PO Box 208061
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1987

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Andrew P Swan, MD
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny Buffalo
Graduation Year: 2002

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

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Susan Hall Forster, MD
330 Cedar St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Daniel Salchow
(203) 785-2020
40 Temple St # 3B
New Haven, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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David Edward Silverstone, MD
(203) 789-2020
60 Temple St Ste 1A
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1973

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Richard Lionel Petrelli, MD
(203) 865-8002
455 Orange St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Italian
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Raphaels Hosp, New Haven, Ct
Group Practice: Petrelli Ophthalmology Assoc

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E Anthony Petrelli, MD
(203) 865-8002
455 Orange St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Italian
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct; St Raphaels Hosp, New Haven, Ct
Group Practice: Petrelli Ophthalmology 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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