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Chad R Kauffman, DO
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Do, 2003, Ohio Univ Osteo
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jay Paul Kelman, MD
(937) 836-6299
9000 N Main St Ste 205
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hospital & Heal, Dayton, Oh; Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Oh
Group Practice: Kelman Eye Care Inc

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Richard F Brubaker, MD
(507) 284-3760
7211 N Main St Ste 5
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1963

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Patrick L Spencer, DO
(937) 226-7870
405 W Grand Ave
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael Scott Bloom, MD
(937) 641-3020
1 Childrens Plz
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Lyal Peets, DO
(937) 898-2300
8216 N Main St
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1990

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Paul David Moyer, MD
(937) 276-2020
77 E Woodbury Dr
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1995

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Sung K Or, DO
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dennis Bernard Brown, MD
2200 Philadelphia Dr
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert Todd Bloom, MD
(614) 421-0019
1 Childrens Plz
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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