Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Anchorage AK

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Dr.Eric Coulter
(907) 569-1551
3601 C Street #540
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Griffith Conway Steiner, MD
(907) 276-1617
542 W 2nd Ave
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Nyboer & Assoc

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Robert Paul Werner, MD
(907) 276-6661
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1979

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Oliver Marc Korshin, MD
(907) 276-8838
1200 Airport Heights Dr Ste 310
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1967

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David Ernest Swanson, MD
(907) 561-1530
3500 Latouche St Ste 250
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Alaska Retinal Consultants

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Eric William Coulter, MD
(907) 569-1551
3601 C St Ste 1134
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Laser Vision Usa Inc

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Dr.Robert Arnold
(907) 276-1617
542 West 2nd Avenue
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Elizabeth N Morgan, MD
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1995

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Marvin John Grendahl, MD
(907) 561-1917
3500 Latouche St Ste 230
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1972

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Carl E Rosen, MD
(907) 276-1352
542 W 2nd Ave
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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