Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Woonsocket RI

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B Dodsworth Feldman, MD
(401) 769-2511
255 Cass Ave
Woonsocket, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1977

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Paul Benj Greenberg, MD
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1992

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Magdalena G Krzystolik, MD
(401) 274-5844
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1993

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Robert H Gushard, MD
(508) 520-0577
500 Franklin Village Dr Ste 103
Franklin, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Milford-Whittinsville Regional, Milford, Ma

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Harold A Woodcome Jr, MD
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Opthalmology Consultants

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Edward Paul Andersen, MD
(401) 769-6323
283 Pond St
Woonsocket, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1964

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Robert H Janigian, MD
(401) 274-3441
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri; Miriam Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Opthalmology Consultants

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Glen Kenneth Goodman, MD
(508) 528-3344
391 E Central St
Franklin, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish, Other
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Milford-Whittinsville Regional, Milford, Ma
Group Practice: Milford-Franklin Eye Ctr

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John Frederick Hatch, MD
355 E Central St
Franklin, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1988

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Roger M Kaldawy, MD
(508) 473-7939
391 E Central St
Franklin, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Joseph'S Univ, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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