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Paul Frothingham Nichols, MD
(636) 441-7900
3889 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1982

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De Anna Barrow, MD
St Peters, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1996

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Bruce Sherwin Frank, MD
(636) 441-7900
3889 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1976

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Victor George Clever, MD
(636) 724-7117
1005 Fairgrounds Rd
Saint Charles, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1971

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Donald Steven Levy, MD
(636) 947-3937
330 1st Capitol Dr Ste 330
Saint Charles, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Health Center, Saint Charles, Mo; St Lukes Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo

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Mark A Rothstein, MD
(636) 441-7900
3889 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1991

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James S Floerchinger, MD
(636) 441-3020
5901 Mexico Rd
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1965

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Charles Davis Belcher, MD
(508) 833-8222
300 1st Capitol Dr
Saint Charles, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1973

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John Craig Perlmutter, MD
(636) 947-3937
330 1st Capitol Dr Ste 330
Saint Charles, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Health Center, Saint Charles, Mo
Group Practice: J C Perlmutter Inc

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Eugene Joseph Mc Cabe, MD
(636) 946-6986
1005 Fairgrounds Rd
Saint Charles, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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