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Mei Lin Mellott, MD
(781) 849-2295
111 Grossman Dr
Braintree, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dale Craig Oates, MD
(617) 770-4400
1900 Crown Colony Dr
Quincy, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mark Patten Dacey, MD
(617) 770-4400
1900 Crown Colony Dr Ste 301
Quincy, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1990

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Jason S Mantagos, MD
Quincy, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ
Graduation Year: 2004

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Dr.John Mandeville
(617) 472-5242
1900 Crown Colony Dr # 301
Quincy, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Eric Johnson
(781) 331-3300
1900 Crown Colony Dr # 301
Quincy, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons
Year of Graduation: 1965
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Richard Steven Weinhaus, MD
(617) 770-4400
1900 Crown Colony Dr
Quincy, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1984

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Domenic M Strazzulla, MD
(617) 770-1505
500 Congress St Ste 1A1
Quincy, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Quincy City Hospital, Quincy, Ma
Group Practice: Bay Eye Care & Surgery

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Daniel Moses Laby, MD
(781) 769-4797
95 Washington St
Canton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1987

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Oscar K Hollander, MD
(508) 586-0717
10 N Pearl St
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Middlesex Univ Sch Of Med, Waltham Ma
Graduation Year: 1942

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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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