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Arthur J Jordan, DO
(570) 342-3145
200 Mifflin Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dominick A Cruciani, MD
(570) 344-1631
1360 Wyoming Ave Ste 102
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1958

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Randall Ray Peairs, MD
(570) 342-3145
200 Mifflin Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Community Med Ctr, Scranton, Pa; Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, Pa
Group Practice: Northeastern Eye Institute

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Thomas Stanley Boland, MD
(570) 389-1445
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1991

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Joseph Alfred Skettino, MD
(570) 342-3145
200 Mifflin Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Padova, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Padova, Italy
Graduation Year: 1962

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Jerome Wm Jordan, MD
(570) 342-3145
200 Mifflin Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1971

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William J Jordan, MD
(570) 342-3145
200 Mifflin Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1968

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Michael Walter Rosiecki, MD
(570) 961-2504
1360 Wyoming Ave Ste 102
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1968

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William Henry Kehrli, MD
(570) 342-3145
1536 N Washington Ave
Scranton, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1965

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Donato Dominick Mecca, MD
(570) 489-2300
235 Main St
Dickson City, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1959

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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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