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Charles Joseph Hofer, MD
(602) 972-1101
13340 N 94th Dr
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1972

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Mark Frederick Johnson, MD
(623) 583-5083
Arizona Med Clinic 13640 N Plaza Del Rio Blvd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1972

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Paul Victor Kowalski, MD
(765) 449-3937
13760 N 93rd Ave Ste 101
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1984

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Naheed F Shah, MD
(623) 322-4605
7242 W Briles Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Fatima Jinnah Med Coll For Women, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1964

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Warren Harry Victor, MD
(919) 938-1445
15405 N 99th Ave
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1979

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Chrysanne Rinderknecht, MD
(623) 977-8341
13340 N 94th Dr
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1990

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Elizabeth Victoria Tukan, MD
(623) 933-3024
13128 N 94th Dr Ste 201
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Walter O Boswell Mem Hosp, Sun City, Az

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Joseph Lawrence Sippe, MD
(623) 876-3800
13640 N Plaza Del Rio Blvd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1968

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Nadia Christine Slysh, MD
(623) 876-2020
10701 W Bell Rd
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1987

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Kenneth Alan Batko, MD
(623) 933-0176
10615 W Thunderbird Blvd Ste B300
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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