Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Bullhead City AZ

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Daniel Cornel Schickner, MD
1800 Highway 95 # 2
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

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Kenneth Westfield MD
Mohave Eye Ctr
(928) 763-1000
3003 Highway 95 # 11
Bullhead City, AZ
 
Kenneth Westfield MD
Colorado River Medical Ctr
(928) 768-3600
5300 Highway 95
Fort Mohave, AZ
 
Daniel C Schickner
(928) 763-4333
1800 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Wal-mart Stores Inc
(520) 758-1450
2840 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Services
Optometrist

Scott Arnold Glesmann, MD
(520) 763-4333
1800 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1986

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Douglas Lee OD
Eyecare Center
(702) 298-5599
1955 S Casino Dr
Laughlin, NV
 
Scott Arnold Glesmann
(928) 763-4333
1800 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Mohave Eye Centers Ltd
(928) 763-1000
3003 Highway 95 Ste 11
Bullhead City, AZ
Services
Optometrist

RoryB Murphy,O.D.
Western Medical Eye Center,1800 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
 
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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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