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Charles Daukas, MD
(401) 322-1393
49 Chapman Rd
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1955

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David Rafael Rivera, MD
(401) 596-4959
45 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1987

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Prior Lewis Parker, MD
(860) 536-4916
200 Sandy Hollow Rd
Mystic, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1983

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Anthony R Barri, MD
(860) 445-2461
489 Gold Star Hwy Ste 100
Groton, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1970

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Anthony Romania, MD
(860) 443-3250
21 Montauk Ave Ste G03
New London, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1985

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Charles Francis Lanzillo, MD
(401) 596-0339
17 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1975

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Francis Yttergren Falck, MD
(860) 572-2020
35 Washington St
Mystic, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Lawrence & Mem Hosp, New London, Ct; Franklin Med Ctr, Greenfield, Ma; Westerly Hospital, Westerly, Ri
Group Practice: Francis Y Falck Jr & Assoc

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Dr.Francis Falck
(860) 572-2020
35 Washington Street
Mystic, CT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Lawrence &
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Barry Michael Wepman, MD
(401) 783-7009
70 Kenyon Ave Unit 211
Wakefield, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: South County Hospital, Wakefield, Ri; Westerly Hospital, Westerly, Ri
Group Practice: Optical Shop

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Roger Symmonds Van Dyke, MD
(860) 447-8664
4 Shaws Cv Ste 105
New London, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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