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Tony Patsy Sellitti Jr, MD
(304) 723-3490
Weirton, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1990

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Milorad M Milic, MD
(740) 264-7744
2230 Sunset Blvd Ste 1
Steubenville, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Belgrade, Med Fak, Beograd, Serbia
Graduation Year: 1957

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Ronald Ceasar Agresta, MD
(740) 264-7148
2990 Johnson Rd
Steubenville, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Trinity Med Ctr -East, Steubenville, Oh
Group Practice: Fort Steuben Ophthalmologists

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Ramakumar N Gounder, MD
180 Imperial Plaza Dr Ste 400
Imperial, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1997

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Laurie Raab OD
Tri State Eye Group Inc
(304) 748-2055
3157 Main St # 203
Weirton, WV
 
Juginder Kumar Luthra, MD
(304) 723-5200
260 S Circle Dr
Weirton, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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Vincent Mark Gioia, MD
(740) 264-7744
2230 Sunset Blvd
Steubenville, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Trinity Med Ctr -East, Steubenville, Oh
Group Practice: Valley Eye Care Inc

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Andrew Hinckley Ruzich, MD
(724) 695-3371
236 W Allegheny Rd
Imperial, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1987

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Manojkumar R Patel, MD
(724) 378-0591
2448 Mill St
Aliquippa, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1967

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J K Luthra MD
(304) 723-5200
16761 Saint Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH
 
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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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