Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Torrington CT

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Edward Louis Osborn, MD
(860) 489-7671
1144 E Main St
Torrington, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ronald O Berger, MD
(860) 496-0799
333 Kennedy Dr
Torrington, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1969

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Scott Lloyd Dolin, MD
(860) 633-6634
51 E Main St
Avon, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1980

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Steven Robert Hunter, MD
(860) 585-0000
641 Farmington Ave
Bristol, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1974

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Robert Joseph Ouellette Jr, MD
(860) 583-2108
156 Farmington Ave
Bristol, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1980

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Ned Mark Howard, MD
(860) 496-0799
333 Kennedy Dr
Torrington, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ward D Heinrich, MD
182 E Litchfield Rd
Litchfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1971

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Daniel W Chin, MD
(203) 523-3755
27 Ridgewood Rd
Avon, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1981

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Charles Randall Robinson, MD
(860) 583-2108
156 Farmington Ave
Bristol, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1982

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Mohammad Erami, MD
(860) 589-0675
75 High St
Bristol, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Centre Med Univ, Fac De Med, Geneve, Switzerland (Univ De Geneve)
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Bristol Hosp, Bristol, Ct

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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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