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John E Read, MD FACS
(219) 926-1581
1531 Snead Ave
Chesterton, IN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indiana
Graduation Year: 1953

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Louis Castillo Bejec, MD
(219) 464-2020
401 Wall St
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1971

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Arun Kumar Samy, MD
(219) 926-1001
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1998

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Judy Lynn Davis, DO
(219) 531-1999
PO Box 2023
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1990

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Scott Alan Cory, MD
2312 Thoroughwood Dr
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1996

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Douglas Anthony Zale, MD
(219) 926-1001
711 S Calumet Rd
Chesterton, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In
Group Practice: Zale Eye Ctr

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John Leland Felton, MD
(219) 462-0309
1620 Country Club Rd Ste D
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish, Other, Ukrainian
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Med Ctr, Crown Point, In; St Mary Med Ctr, Hobart, In; Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In
Group Practice: Falton Lewyckyj Evans Eye Clinics; Northwest Indiana Eye Associates

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Scott Allen Buck, MD
(219) 464-8223
502 Marquette St
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In

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Myron Ihor Lewyckyj, MD
(219) 462-0309
1620 Country Club Rd Ste D
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish, Ukrainian
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Med Ctr, Crown Point, In; Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In
Group Practice: Falton Lewyckyj Evans Eye Clinics; Northwest Indiana Eye Associates

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Eric G Friedman, MD
(219) 464-3937
552 Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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