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Emilio Martin Justo, MD
(623) 975-2020
19052 N R H Johnson Blvd
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1985

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Charles L Schaffer, MD
(623) 584-9295
13624 W Camino del Sol Ste 200
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1984

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Karl J Palmberg, MD FACS
(623) 584-4642
18646 N 130th Ave
Sun City West, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern
Graduation Year: 1937

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Naheed F Shah, MD
(623) 322-4605
7242 W Briles Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Fatima Jinnah Med Coll For Women, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1964

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Warren Harry Victor, MD
(919) 938-1445
15405 N 99th Ave
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1979

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Janette De Block, MD
(623) 214-1220
14506 W Granite Valley Dr Ste 117
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1982

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Samuel Ming Jeng, MD
14416 W Meeker Blvd # 201
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1999

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William Arthur Bradley, MD
15923 W La Paloma Dr
Surprise, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1995

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Ralph H Beams, MD FACS
10658 W Tropicana Cir
Sun City, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indiana
Graduation Year: 1936

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Jon Sherwin Jacobson, MD
(623) 974-5530
13000 N 103rd Ave Ste 77
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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