Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Sterling Heights MI

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Nicholas Leone, MD
(586) 286-6550
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jay Ira Novetsky, MD
(586) 415-5500
44650 Delco Blvd
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1979

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Richard Matthew Hook, MD
(810) 254-1770
44650 Delco Blvd
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1964

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Sheldon Lewis Gonte, MD
(586) 268-4400
40600 Van Dyke Ave
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jerry Samuel Fagelman, MD
(586) 286-6550
39400 Garfield Rd Ste 103
Clinton Township, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1962

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Lawrence M Loewenthal, MD
(586) 254-1770
44650 Delco Blvd
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1968

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Mark N Berkowitz, MD
(586) 254-1770
44650 Delco Blvd
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kevin James Everett, MD
(586) 247-2700
14500 Hall Rd
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1993

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Stephen Charles Kaufman, MD
(248) 689-7312
2825 Livernois Rd
Troy, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Henry Ford Eye Care Svc

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Daniel S Haddad, MD
(810) 559-0077
355 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Arabic
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi; Harper Hospital, Detroit, Mi; Sinai Grace Hosp, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Laser Eye Inst

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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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