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John C Michael, MD
(815) 338-8400
8780 W Golf Rd Ste 304
Niles, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1988

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Frank Paul La Franco, MD
(312) 908-8150
7447 W Talcott Ave Ste 461
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1971

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Marc Richard Levin, MD
(847) 677-0780
9933 Lawler Ave Ste 430
Skokie, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1977

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John Battista Bello, MD
(773) 775-9755
7447 W Talcott Ave Ste 406
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Frank Lafranco
(773) 631-4400
7447 W Talcott Ave # 145
Chicago, IL
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M
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Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Arthur Dorf, MD
(847) 675-6440
9933 Lawler Ave Ste 506
Skokie, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Rush North Shore Med Ctr, Skokie, Il

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Robert Paul Schroeder, MD
(773) 631-4400
7447 W Talcott Ave Retina Services Ste 461
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1982

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Kevin Ricky McClellan, MD
7447 W Talcott Ave
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979

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Alexandra Maria Ilkiw, MD
(773) 631-6082
7447 W Talcott Ave
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1967

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Raymond Walter Petkus, MD
(773) 774-5588
7447 W Talcott Ave Ste 369
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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