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Alice True Gasch, MD
(202) 363-4446
60 O St NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1992

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Thomas G Hunter, MD
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Tennessee - Memphis
Graduation Year: 2003

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Dr.Newell Hargett
(202) 296-4900
1133 20th St NW # B150
Washington, DC
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M
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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David M Bachman, MD
(202) 296-4900
1133 20th St NW Ste B150
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1976

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Newell Anthony Hargett, MD
(202) 296-4900
1133 20th St NW Ste B150
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1972

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Richard Dixon North Jr, MD
(202) 667-0085
1802 11th St NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1968

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John S McInnes, MD
(202) 942-6293
555 12th St NW
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Eye Ctr
Graduation Year: 1993

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Mansour F Armaly, MD FACS
2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC
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Male
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Medical School: American(beirut)
Graduation Year: 1952

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Fadi Phillip Nasrallah, MD
(202) 833-1668
1145 19th St NW Ste 500
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1981

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John W McTigue, MD
(202) 659-2050
1750 K St NW
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 1950

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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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