Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Wilmington DE

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Michael Bayard Vincent, MD
(302) 656-3310
1711 Woodlawn Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De

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Dr.Paula Ko
(302) 652-3353
1207 N Scott St
Wilmington, DE
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Temidayo Olurin
(302) 654-4800
1403 North Rodney Street
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ibadan, Coll Of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Charles Raymond Rickards, MD
(302) 652-3353
1207 North Scott 3
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1963

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Gregory Dornell Hall, MD
(302) 656-5123
2323 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Pennsylvania Avenue Eye Care

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David Clayton Larned, MD
(302) 645-2300
2300 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3A
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Hosp, Newark, De
Group Practice: Robinson & Cook Eye Surgical

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Robison D Harley, MD FACS
(302) 654-2286
2401 Pennsylvania Ave Apt 704
Wilmington, DE
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 1936

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Chi-Lun Wang, MD
(302) 655-1500
1700 Wawaset St Ste 200
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De

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Jeffrey Bruce Minkovitz, MD
(302) 652-3353
1207 N Scott St
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1990

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Paula Chilin Ko, MD
(302) 652-3353
1207 N Scott St
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Eye Physicians & Surgeons

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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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