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Ami Shah Vira, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Shah Vira grew up in Arizona. She moved to Chicago to complete a combined engineering and medical program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Chicago Medical School. She completed a highly competitive two year dual fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastic at the highly regarded Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Shah Vira specializes in surgical correction of the eyelids and eyebrows, eyelid malposition and tumors, excessive tearing, and conditions involving the orbit.

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Masashi Mimura, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Mimura Graduated from the Osaka Medical College and obtained his ophthalmologist certification in 2007. He opened an outpatient clinic for oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at Osaka Kaijo Hospital. Subsequently, he was appointed as the assistant professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, in 2014. He then served an international fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology/Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, California State University, San Diego. Since then, he has been appointed as Lecturer in the Departments of Ophthalmology at Osaka Medical College and Toho University Medical Center Sakura Hospital. Dr. Mimura is currently the Director of Oculofacial Clinic Osaka, where he specializes in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is Age-Related macular degeneration?

An eye condition that causes a "hole in the center" when looking at things. It is caused by damage to the central retina (sensing layer of the eye). Causes include aging, smoking, and genetics.

Symptoms of Age-Related macular degeneration

  • Difficulty seeing on one side

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

  • Difficulty seeing due to poor color or light contrast

  • Color blindness or a recent change in color perception

  • Eyes point in different directions i.e. squint or cross-eyes

  • White area of the eyeball is puffy or swollen

  • Things appear darker or dimmer than before

  • History of diabetes requiring medications

Questions your doctor may ask to check for Age-Related macular degeneration

  • Are you currently experiencing vision loss in one eye?

  • Are you experiencing any blind spots in your vision?

  • Is it hard for you to distinguish subtle differences in color intensity or brightness?

  • Do you have color blindness or recent change in color perception?

  • Do your eyes squint or cross?

Treatment for Age-Related macular degeneration

There are several treatment options, depending on the type of degeneration. These include injections given directly into the eye or shining strong lights into the back of the eye to destroy abnormal cells. There may be no treatment for certain types of this condition.

View the symptoms of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

  • Blind spots in vision

  • Poor vision

References

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration - American Academy of Ophthalmology

    https://eyewiki.aao.org/Age-Related_Macular_Degeneration

  • Clemons TE, Milton RC, Klein R, Sedon JM, Ferris FL III (2005). Risk factors for the incidence of advanced age-related macular degeneration in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS): AREDS report no. 19. Ophthalmology 112:533-539.

    https://eyewiki.aao.org/Age-Related_Macular_Degeneration.

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Reviewed By:

Ami Shah Vira, MD

Ami Shah Vira, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Shah Vira grew up in Arizona. She moved to Chicago to complete a combined engineering and medical program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Chicago Medical School. She completed a highly competitive two year dual fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastic at the highly regarded Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Shah Vira specializes in surgical correction of the eyelids and eyebrows, eyelid malposition and tumors, excessive tearing, and conditions involving the orbit.

Masashi Mimura, MD

Masashi Mimura, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Mimura Graduated from the Osaka Medical College and obtained his ophthalmologist certification in 2007. He opened an outpatient clinic for oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at Osaka Kaijo Hospital. Subsequently, he was appointed as the assistant professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, in 2014. He then served an international fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology/Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, California State University, San Diego. Since then, he has been appointed as Lecturer in the Departments of Ophthalmology at Osaka Medical College and Toho University Medical Center Sakura Hospital. Dr. Mimura is currently the Director of Oculofacial Clinic Osaka, where he specializes in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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