Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment North Kingstown RI

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Dr.DURGA LARKIN
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Road
North Kingstown, RI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Thomas James Coghlin, MD
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: South County Hospital, Wakefield, Ri; Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: South County Eye Physicians

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Robert S L Kinder, MD FACS
(401) 272-2020
65 Ledge Rd
Jamestown, RI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington
Graduation Year: 1959

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Kimberly Jill Mooney, MD
73 Valley Rd
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1994

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Arthur I Geltzer, MD
(401) 738-4800
618 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Miriam Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Rhode Island Eye Institute

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Durga Strohl Larkin, MD
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1987

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Ira Henry Asher, MD
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1971

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Marjorie A Murphy, MD
(401) 831-4592
East Greenwich, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1988

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Reid Simpson Appleby Jr, MD
(401) 739-6144
390 Toll Gate Rd Ste 103
Warwick, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick, Ri; Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Kent Ophthalmology Inc

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Charles M Collins, MD
(401) 847-1383
PO Box 4519
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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