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Duncan Keith Mc Donald, MD
(801) 264-4464
49A Jackson St
Newton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1960

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Richard Henry Feit, MD
(781) 849-2295
67 Woodchester Dr
Chestnut Hill, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1978

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Lynn Halpern, MD PHD
Newton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ
Graduation Year: 1997

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Amy Haramrita Parminder, MD
(203) 259-1415
146 Hammond St
Chestnut Hill, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dalhousie Univ, Fac Of Med, Halifax, Ns, Canada
Graduation Year: 1994

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Perry Rosenthal, MD
(617) 735-8810
464 Hillside Ave Ste 205
Needham Heights, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1958

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Jennifer Katherine Sun, MD
Newton Center, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1999

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James William Rosenberg, MD
(617) 734-2001
25 Boylston St Ste 110
Chestnut Hill, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma; Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, Boston, Ma

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John Miller Carroll, MD
(617) 566-7480
Chestnut Hill, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: South Shore Hospital, S Weymouth, Ma
Group Practice: Eye Health Services Inc

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Eric Holm Johnson, MD
(781) 331-3300
204B Allandale Rd
Chestnut Hill, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma; South Shore Hospital, S Weymouth, Ma
Group Practice: Eye Health Services Inc

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Deborah Sue Jacobs, MD
(781) 726-7337
464 Hillside Ave Ste 205
Needham, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
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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