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Webster L Sage, MD FACS
8210 N Charles Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor
Graduation Year: 1953

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Karen Toskos Robertson, MD
6845 N Pepper Tree Ln
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1975

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Robert H Bullington Jr, MD
(602) 955-0618
3409 E Claremont St
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Bullington Eye Assoc

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Robert F Lorenzen, MD FACS
(602) 252-5658
3333 E Camino Sin Nombre
Paradise Valley, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke
Graduation Year: 1948

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Neil Richard Hirsch, MD
8326 N Mockingbird Ln
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1973

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Joanne Shen, MD
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1996

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Richard Alfred Hess, MD
(602) 295-3946
6312 N 38th Pl
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1970

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Brendan Patrick Cassidy, MD
(602) 263-9345
7125 E Lincoln Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1989

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Sima Shakiba, MD
(310) 453-8911
6410 N 38th Pl
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.MARY CARRIKER
(602) 956-7414
3125 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
F
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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