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Dr.James Karesh
(410) 601-8143
2411 W Belvedere Ave # 600
Baltimore, MD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Sinai Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Joseph Benson Harlan Jr, MD
(410) 601-8787
2411 West Belvedere Avenue 6 Floor
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael E Altman, MD
2411 W Belvedere Ave Fl 6
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albert Einstein Coll Of Med
Graduation Year: 1990

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Anthony C Castelbuono, MD
2411 West Belvedere Avenue 6 Floor
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1996

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Gerami Donyel Seitzman, MD
2411 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1999

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Marc Jay Hirschbein, MD
(410) 601-8283
2411 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Lancaster Reg Med Ctr, Lancaster, Pa

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Donald Andrew Abrams, MD
(410) 601-6480
411 W Belevedere Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md; Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md
Group Practice: Kriger Eye Institute

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Michael Elimelech Altman, MD
2411 W Belvedere Ave Fl 6
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1990

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Irvin Paul Pollack, MD
(410) 601-9084
2411 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1956

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James Winkler Karesh, MD
(410) 601-8143
2411 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Baltimore, Md; Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md; Johns Hopkins Bayview Med Ctr, Baltimore, Md
Group Practice: Kriger Eye Institute

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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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