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Robert C Kirk, MD FACS
3591 Eldorado Dr
Rocky River, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 1942

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Marc Alan Abrams, MD
(216) 937-2020
2322 E 22nd St Ste 102
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Mercy Med Ctr, Toledo, Oh; Meridia Huron Hospital, E Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: Ophthalmology Associates Inc

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Gregory John Louis, MD
(216) 574-8900
2322 E 22nd St Ste 307
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1983

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Samuel M Salamon, MD
(216) 574-8900
2322 E 22nd St Ste 307
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1977

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Howard Sheldon Siegel, MD
(216) 241-1902
2475 E 22nd St
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: St Michael Hospital, Cleveland, Oh; Lutheran Med Ctr, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: Central Medical Arts Building

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Christopher E Harris, MD
(216) 331-3443
3100 Wooster Rd
Rocky River, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1981

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Robert Leon Tomsak, MD
(216) 844-4883
1100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1977

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Pawan Bhatnagar, MD
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 2002

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Michael Christopher Heeg, MD
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1998

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Yee Victor Shin, MD
(440) 442-4330
6770 Mayfield Rd Ste 338
Mayfield Heights, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vss Med Coll, Sambalpur Univ, Burla, Orissa, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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