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William Alden Roberts, MD
(303) 449-3770
385 Broadway St
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1969

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Niles Frederick Utlaut, MD
1155 Alpine Ave Ste 270
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1977

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Donald Love Mc Cormack, MD
(303) 440-3049
2750 Broadway St
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1985

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Warren Irving Tripp, MD
(303) 442-6260
2800 Folsom St Ste C
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Denver Health Med Ctr, Denver, Co; Boulder Comm Hosp, Boulder, Co
Group Practice: Goose Creek Eye Clinic

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Dr.Niles Utlaut
(303) 440-5033
1155 Alpine Ave # 270
Boulder, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Marilyn Ann Dougherty, MD
(303) 449-3770
385 Broadway St
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Eric Eisenbud
(303) 423-8545
2750 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ken Oliver Kreidl, MD
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 2000

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Donald Lee Kellum, MD
(303) 440-3055
2750 Broadway St
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1965

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Robin Lee Rice, MD
931 Poplar Pl
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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