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Jon N Astle, MD
(602) 254-7255
300 E Osborn Rd Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; St Josephs Hosp & Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Associated Ophthalmolgists

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Sheldon Davidson, MD
(602) 279-6537
6124 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1956

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Thomas Folk Minas, MD
(602) 363-8098
300 E Osborn Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Reg Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; St Josephs Hosp & Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Buena Vista Eye Care Associates

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Thomas Ralph Wolf, MD
(602) 406-6204
500 W Thomas Rd Ste 720
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1978

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Denis Michael Carroll, MD
(520) 886-2597
134 E San Miguel Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1968

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Salvatore Joseph Gualtieri, MD FACS
(602) 277-4837
918 W Avalon Dr
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray
Graduation Year: 1957

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Lawrence Allan Spitalny, MD
(602) 274-6074
PO Box 33920
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1960

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John Robt Crowell, MD
(602) 254-7255
300 E Osborn Rd Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1965

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Murray Wm Hollenberg, MD
3601 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1960

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Dr.Leslie Kanda
(602) 263-8098
300 E Osborn Rd # 203
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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