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Dr.Edward Parelhoff
(703) 670-4700
8134 Old Keene Mill Rd # 300
Springfield, VA
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M
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Harvey Goldberg, MD
(703) 670-4700
8134 Old Keene Mill Rd Ste 300
Springfield, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1974

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Carol S Lee Faust, MD
(703) 451-6111
8134 Old Keene Mill Rd Ste 300
Springfield, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1996

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Joseph J Timmes Jr, MD
(703) 560-7797
3301 Woodburn Rd Ste 204
Annandale, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1969

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Pedro M Rivera Velazquez, MD
Annandale, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1992

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Elena B Mier Trotter, MD
7924 Wentworth Pl
Springfield, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1972

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Douglas J Fraser Jr, MD
5411-A Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1969

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Nancy Kunjukunju, MD
Annandale, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny Health Sci Ctr-Brooklyn
Graduation Year: 2004

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James Ki Park, MD
4600 John Marr Dr Ste 10
Annandale, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1995

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Kimberly Ann Slawinski, MD
5273 Morning Mist Ln
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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