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Andrew Simpson Ogawa, MD
(586) 558-5010
11900 E 12 Mile Rd Ste 206
Warren, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: St John MacOmb Hospital, Warren, Mi
Group Practice: Ogawa-Macomb Eye Ctr

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Marilynn Sultana Gallick, MD
(586) 573-4333
29753 Hoover Rd Ste A
Warren, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1982

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Sarah Beth Muenk, MD
29753 Hoover Rd
Warren, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2001

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Chris Spero Raphtis, MD
(248) 651-6122
28627 Hoover Rd
Warren, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: St John MacOmb Hospital, Warren, Mi
Group Practice: Balian Eye Ctr

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Herbert David Sherbin, MD
(313) 573-0440
12500 E 12 Mile Rd
Warren, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1955

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Jesse J Cardellio, DO
(586) 756-5060
13355 E 10 Mile Rd Ste 116
Warren, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1963

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Balaji Krishna Gupta, MD
(586) 573-5300
11900 E 12 Mile Rd Ste 111
Warren, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1988

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Donald Bernard Muenk, MD
(586) 573-4333
29753 Hoover Rd Ste A
Warren, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Medical Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1968

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Alan Clifford Parent, MD
(810) 573-4333
29753 Hoover Rd Ste A
Warren, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1997

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David Lynn Falconer, MD
(586) 558-8800
30051 Schoenherr Rd
Warren, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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