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Matthew F Appenzeller, MD
Ft Wright, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Medical Univ. South Carolina
Graduation Year: 2004

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Jerry W Conners, MD
(859) 781-2700
40 Grand Ave Ste 200
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeth Med Ctr-South, Edgewood, Ky; St Luke Hosp -West, Florence, Ky; St Luke Hosp -East, Fort Thomas, Ky

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Manan Indra Shah, MD
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 2001

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Chia-Hung Joe Chen, MD
(330) 297-6688
Apt 4f 634 Sycamore St
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Clinton Mem Hosp, Wilmington, Oh
Group Practice: Clinton Ophthalmology Svc

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Clarence L Hans, MD FACS
630 Vine St Ste 307
Cincinnati, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 1945

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Stephen Frederick Meyers, MD
(859) 781-3110
1501 Alexandria Pike
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1968

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Ira A Abrahamson, MD
(513) 621-2445
105 W 4th St Ste 719
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1948

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Corinna M Pokorny, MD
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Drexel University
Graduation Year: 2003

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Nikolaos Trichopoulos, MD
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Aristotle Univ Of Thessaloniki
Graduation Year: 1998

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Michael E Daun, MD
(513) 381-1900
2055 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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