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Nelson P Gurney, MD
4857 Manhattan Dr
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 1968

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Woo-Suk Steve Yoon, MD
(815) 227-0077
4777 E State St
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1995

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Susan Mary Fowell, MD
(815) 226-4990
4855 E State St
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Elgin, Il; Sherman Hosp, Elgin, Il; Rockford Mem Hosp, Rockford, Il; St Anthony Med Ctr, Rockford, Il; Swedish American Hosp, Rockford, Il
Group Practice: Northern Illinois Retina Ltd

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Richard Terry Coppoletti, MD
(815) 399-7000
4320 Morsay Dr
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1970

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Masud Iqbal Malik, MD
(815) 399-2190
5701 Strathmoor Dr Ste 4
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Woosuk Yoon
(815) 227-0077
4777 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Nelson Phillip Gurney, MD
(815) 399-0599
4857 Manhattan Dr
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Sina Bahmanyar
(815) 395-1157
1075 Featherstone Rd # 10
Rockford, IL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Sina Bahmanyar, MD
(815) 395-1157
1075 Featherstone Rd
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1976

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Richard Alan Miller, MD
(815) 226-1500
PO Box 7267
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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