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Louis James Scallon, MD
(515) 232-2450
2020 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia
Group Practice: Wolfe Clinic

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Daniel J Vos, MD
(515) 232-2450
2020 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia; Boone County Hosp, Boone, Ia
Group Practice: Wolfe Clinic

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Kenneth Earl Talbert, MD
(515) 239-4460
PO Box 3014
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.Kenneth Talbert
(515) 239-4460
1128 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Linda Jean Lehman, MD
(515) 239-4460
PO Box 3014
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Nicolas Hamouche
(515) 239-4460
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mary Greeley
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dean Mason Harms, MD
(515) 232-2450
2020 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia; Boone County Hosp, Boone, Ia
Group Practice: Eye Care Optical

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Nicolas G Hamush, MD
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1986

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Nicolas G Hamouche, MD
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Beirut
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Louis Scallon
(515) 232-2450
2020 Philadelphia Street
Ames, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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