Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment West Chester OH

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Ann G Neff, MD
(305) 326-6000
West Chester, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Jackson Mem Hosp, Miami, Fl
Group Practice: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

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Kelly Patrick O'Neill, MD
(513) 868-7606
7593 Tylers Place Blvd Ste 107
West Chester, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital-Fairfield, Fairfield, Oh
Group Practice: Wetherington Eye Assoc

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David Roscoe Adam, MD
(513) 523-2125
12124 Sheraton Ln
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1983

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Linda Joy Greff, MD
(513) 984-5133
10494 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeth Hosp Med Ctr, Youngstown, Oh; Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh; Childrens Hosp Med Ctr, Cincinnati, Oh; Jewish Hospital-Kenwood, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Cinti Eye Institute

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Michael Anthony Hater, MD
(859) 824-2400
10494 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1993

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Munawar Ahmad, MD
(513) 777-7097
6964 Tylersville Rd
West Chester, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Khyber Med Coll, Univ Of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1961

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George Kranias, MD
(513) 381-1900
12124 Sheraton Ln
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Aristotelian Univ Of Thessaloniki, Fac Of Med, Thessaloniki, Greece
Graduation Year: 1968

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Blanca I Riemann, MD
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Superior Med School Of Ipn
Graduation Year: 1990

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Christopher D Riemann, MD
(216) 761-3012
10494 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeth Med Ctr-South, Edgewood, Ky; Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Cincinnatti Eye Institute

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Edward John Holland, MD
(513) 984-5133
10494 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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