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Philip Thomas Nelsen, MD
(800) 860-5775
2109 Hughes Dr Fl E
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Oh; St Vincent Mercy Med Ctr, Toledo, Oh
Group Practice: Retina Consutants Of Northwest Ohio

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James Vincent Furicchia, MD
(419) 729-8188
1500 N Superior St
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1989

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Nicholas John Leonardy, MD
(419) 251-4367
2213 Cherry Street Retina Vitreous Assoc/Ste 400
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1984

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Thomas James Mehelas, MD
(419) 383-4881
3120 Glendale Ave
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Mercy Med Ctr, Toledo, Oh; Medical College Of Ohio Hosp, Toledo, Oh
Group Practice: Associated Physicians Of Mco

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Carol Ann Roth Kollarits, MD
(419) 865-3866
5555 Airport Hwy Ste 110
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1970

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David William Kozy, MD
(419) 479-6181
2109 Hughes Dr Fl E
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Oh; St Vincent Mercy Med Ctr, Toledo, Oh
Group Practice: Retina Consutants Of Northwest Ohio

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Charles King Dabbs, MD
(419) 251-4367
2213 Cherry St Ste 400
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1984

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Samuel Richard Pesin, MD
(419) 251-4367
2213 Cherry St Ste 400
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1985

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Michael John Janowicz, MD
(419) 479-5730
4235 Secor Rd
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1988

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Terrence Earl Hawkins, DO
(419) 882-0588
1000 Regency Ct
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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