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Hai-Shiuh Wang, MD
(330) 746-7691
10 Dutton Dr
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese
Education
Medical School: Coll Of Med Natl Taiwan Univ, Taipei, Taiwan (244-02 Eff 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Forum Health -Northside Med C, Youngstown, Oh; St Elizabeth Hosp Med Ctr, Youngstown, Oh
Group Practice: Eye Care Assocs Inc

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Albert Burton Cinelli, MD FACS
(330) 746-7691
10 Dutton Dr
Youngstown, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown
Graduation Year: 1963

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John Patrick Aey, MD
(330) 746-7691
10 Dutton Dr
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1993

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Tac Zhun Lee, MD
(330) 758-0900
8110 Market St
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1998

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Maureen M Mahar Matthews, MD
7087 West Blvd
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1990

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Lyn Ellen Yakubov, MD
(330) 746-7691
10 Dutton Dr
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1986

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Keith Alan Wilson, MD
(330) 746-7691
10 Dutton Dr
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Chinese, Turkish
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: East Liverpool City Hosp, E Liverpool, Oh; St Elizabeth Hosp Med Ctr, Youngstown, Oh
Group Practice: Eye Care Assoc Inc

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Asher Zeev Rabinowitz, MD
(330) 759-7672
3020 Belmont Ave
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduation Year: 1968

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Paul James Mahar Jr, MD
(330) 758-8183
7087 West Boulevard Square Suite 3
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1965

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George B Pugh, MD FACS
(330) 746-7691
61 Oriole Dr
Youngstown, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell
Graduation Year: 1951

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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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