Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Blackfoot ID

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Kristan Sparks OD
Bear River Vision
(208) 357-5733
169 S Emerson Ave
Shelley, ID
 
Carol Hilborn OD
Advantage Eye Ctr
(208) 529-4333
1991 W Broadway St # 2
Idaho Falls, ID
 
LeonC. Peterson,O.D.
Box 1048
Blackfoot, ID
 
Dennis N Marshall
(208) 785-3063
745 W Bridge St Ste A
Blackfoot, ID
Services
Optometrist

Stanley Matsurra
(208) 785-7274
34 Se Main St
Blackfoot, ID
Services
Optometrist

Douglas Hilborn OD
Associated Westside Optical
(208) 529-4367
1991 W Broadway St # 2
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Dr.Jared Birch
(208) 529-4333
1689 Pancheri Drive
Idaho Falls, ID
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M
Speciality
Optometrist
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Leon Peterson OD
(208) 785-2210
310 W Idaho St
Blackfoot, ID
Services
Optometrist

Wal-mart Stores Inc
(208) 785-0277
565 Jensen Grove Dr
Blackfoot, ID
Services
Optometrist

StanleyMatsuura,O.D.
(208) 785-7274
34 S E Main Street,P.O. Box 1052
Blackfoot, ID
 
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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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