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Henry L Reichert Jr, MD
(701) 255-4673
620 N 9th St
Bismarck, ND
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Charles Volk
(701) 222-3937
200 South 5th Street
Bismarck, ND
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Douglas W Litchfield, MD
200 S 5th St
Bismarck, ND
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1989

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Aaron C Fortney, MD
200 S 5th St
Bismarck, ND
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1999

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Thomas James Grube, MD
(701) 222-3937
200 S 5th St
Bismarck, ND
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1997

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Kevin Michael Lorenz, MD
(701) 255-4673
620 N 9th St
Bismarck, ND
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Aaron Fortney
(701) 222-3937
200 South 5th Street
Bismarck, ND
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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George Henry Hilts III, MD
(701) 222-3937
200 S 5th St
Bismarck, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1980

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Charles Robert Volk, MD
(701) 222-3937
00 S 5th St
Bismarck, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1976

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Patrick J Fitzpatrick, MD
200 S 5th St
Bismarck, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Dublin, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Dublin
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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