Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Waterville ME

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Steve Richard Witkin, MD
(207) 873-2731
325A Kennedy Memorial Dr
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Gen Med Ctr -Seton, Waterville, Me; Inland Hospital, Waterville, Me
Group Practice: Maine Eye Care Assoc

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Jay Alan Fleischman, MD
(914) 381-4030
325A Kennedy Memorial Dr
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1975

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James R Putnam, MD
(207) 873-2731
325A Kennedy Memorial Dr
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1978

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Maroulla Gleaton, MD
(207) 622-3185
227 Eastern Ave
Augusta, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Languages
French, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Gen Med Ctr, Augusta, Me; Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr, Augusta, Me
Group Practice: Atlee Gleaton Eye Care

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Linda A Schumacher Feero, MD
(207) 622-3185
227 Eastern Ave
Augusta, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Gen Med Ctr, Augusta, Me
Group Practice: Atlee Gleaton Eye Care

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Clement William Lavin, MD
(207) 872-9564
32 College Ave Ste 304
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1986

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Peter Charles Kohler, MD
(207) 873-6048
40 Airport Rd Ste 1
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Pittsfield, Me; Maine General Hospital, Waterville, Me
Group Practice: Central Maine Eye Care

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Richard H Dennis, MD FACS
(941) 637-6306
HC 0 Box 138
Belgrade Lakes, ME
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts
Graduation Year: 1940

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William Edwin Atlee Jr, MD
(207) 622-3185
227 Eastern Ave
Augusta, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Gen Med Ctr, Augusta, Me
Group Practice: Atlee Gleaton Eye Care

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Robert Haines Nicholson, MD
(207) 474-8850
PO Box 66
Skowhegan, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
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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