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Kathryn M Fethke, MD
(208) 888-0005
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1996

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Molly Jane Mannschreck, MD
(208) 373-1200
999 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jon Robert Fishburn, MD
(208) 373-1200
999 N Curtis Rd Ste 205
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id; St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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James Paul Tweeten, MD
(208) 373-1200
999 N Curtis Rd Ste 205
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Call Mem Hosp, McCall, Id; St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id; St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Gregory Joseph Kent, MD
(208) 367-3302
901 N Curtis Rd Ste 302
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Eye Assoc

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John Reed Sonntag, MD
(208) 377-3937
5680 Gage St
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.James P Tweeten
(208) 373-1200
999 N Curtis Rd # 205
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mc Call Mem Hosp, McCall, Id
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.John Sonntag
(208) 377-3937
5680 W Gage St
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert L Fulwyler, MD FACS
(208) 378-2826
863 Chardie Rd
Boise, ID
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oregon
Graduation Year: 1961

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Leo Steven Harf, MD
(208) 373-1200
999 N Curtis Rd Ste 205
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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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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