Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Brigham City UT

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Dr.David Lewis
(435) 734-2097
990 Medical Dr # Gl3
Brigham City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Brigham City Comm Hosp, Brigham City, Ut
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Nicholas Dushku, MD
Providence, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1964

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RichardJ. Bigler,O.D.
990 South 500 West,C/o David P Lewis
Brigham City, UT
 
WilliamL. Harrison,O.D.
(435) 723-2144
111 East Forest,P.O. Box 599
Brigham City, UT
 
William L Harrison OD Inc
(435) 723-2144
111 E Forest St Ste E
Brigham City, UT
Services
Optometrist

David Peterson Lewis, MD
(435) 734-2097
990 Medical Dr Ste GL-3
Brigham City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Brigham City Comm Hosp, Brigham City, Ut; Logan Regional Hospital, Logan, Ut
Group Practice: Brigham Eye Specialists

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Rich Humpherys
Knighton Optical
(801) 394-5709
1055 N Washington Blvd
Ogden, UT
 
Larry D Terry A PC
(435) 723-2485
34 S Main St
Brigham City, UT
Services
Optometrist

Wal-mart Stores Inc
(435) 734-9784
1200 S Commerce Way
Perry, UT
Services
Optometrist

LarryD. Terry,O.D.
(435) 723-2485
34 S. Main
Brigham City, UT
 
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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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