Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Tallmadge OH

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Todd Lee Beyer, DO
(330) 630-9699
518 West Ave
Tallmadge, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Charles Davis
(330) 923-5676
789 Graham Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jennifer R Bohl, MD
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 2002

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Jeffrey Charles Lamkin, MD
(330) 434-1185
75 Arch St Ste 302
Akron, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Summa Health -Akron City Hosp, Akron, Oh
Group Practice: Ohio Retina Assoc Inc

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Thomas Alan Repko, MD
(330) 535-2521
95 Arch St Ste 120
Akron, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1982

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Frank J Dittrich, DO
(330) 923-9915
975 N Main St
Akron, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1967

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Charles H Davis, DO
(513) 559-1699
789 Graham Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1982

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James Harold Bates, MD
(330) 434-8655
75 Arch St Ste 512
Akron, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1984

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Moshe Adler, MD
(561) 477-7700
3593 S Arlington Rd
Akron, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduation Year: 1972

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Alfred Lorenz Nicely, MD
(330) 762-6229
75 Arch St
Akron, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Akron Gen Med Ctr, Akron, Oh; Summa Health -Akron City Hosp, Akron, Oh

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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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