Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Rochester NH

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Jay Barry Gooze, MD
(603) 332-3302
21 Gonic Rd
Rochester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1971

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Edward Francis Eagan, MD
(603) 742-4750
19 Webb Pl
Dover, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1966

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Edward Hall Jaccoma, MD
(207) 324-7946
272 Cottage St
Sanford, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Maine Med Ctr, Biddeford, Me; Henrietta D Goodall Hosp, Sanford, Me
Group Practice: Associated Eye Care Opto

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Frederick C Armbruster, MD
(207) 439-4958
57 State Rd
Kittery, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1979

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Warren Scott Goldblatt, MD
330 Borthwick Ave
Portsmouth, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.Thomas W. Bennett
(603) 742-8888
749 Central Avenue
Dover, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Wentworth Douglas
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Robert Devereaux E Rice, MD
(207) 324-1110
272 Cottage St
Sanford, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1983

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Newton Timothy Peters, MD
(603) 501-5000
330 Borthwick Ave Ste 306
Portsmouth, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1995

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Matthew Edward Norman, MD
(603) 436-7485
72 Mirona Rd Ste 9
Portsmouth, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1982

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Morton William Richman, MD
(207) 439-4958
57 State Rd
Kittery, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1962

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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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