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Rizal V Pangilinan, MD FACS
(304) 234-1902
58 16th St
Wheeling, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central
Graduation Year: 1963

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David Harvey Bowman, MD
40 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1963

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Raymond Anthony Bannan, MD
(304) 242-9245
20 Medical Park Ste 105
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1986

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William Douglas Strauch, MD
(304) 232-0510
96 12th St
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Ohio Valley Med Ctr, Wheeling, Wv; Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, Wv

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Kenneth Matthew Gainer, MD
(304) 293-3757
222 N 5th St
Martins Ferry, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1997

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Harold Frank Leeper, MD
(304) 234-2020
58 16th St
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, Wv; Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Wv
Group Practice: Wheeling Clinic

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William Francis Wright Jr, MD
(505) 392-7606
1 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1978

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Milton E Nugent, MD FACS
(304) 277-1564
11 Shawnee Hills Rd
Wheeling, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago
Graduation Year: 1942

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Robert Lance Joseph, MD
(304) 232-8440
1300 Market St
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1968

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Walter William Jones, MD
(740) 633-2456
90 N 4th St Ste 22
Martins Ferry, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: East Ohio Reg Hosp, Martins Ferry, Oh; Ohio Valley Med Ctr, Wheeling, Wv; Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, Wv
Group Practice: Spectacles Etc

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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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