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Harold R Katz, MD
(410) 601-5991
2411 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md
Group Practice: Kriger Eye Institute

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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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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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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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Alexander V On, MD
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Texas-Southwestern Med Ctr
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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Patricia Ann Schmoke, MD
(410) 578-1515
2600 Liberty Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Randall Vernon Wong, MD
(410) 281-2656
7008 Security Blvd
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1988

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Earl Dee-Rome Kidwell, MD
(410) 669-3649
3104 Lord Baltimore Dr Ste 200
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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