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Elvin James Cutler, MD
(208) 678-7796
PO Box J
Burley, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1957

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JackG. Zarybnisky,O.D.
(208) 678-3539
1970 Overland Ave
Burley, ID
 
Gale E Keen
(208) 678-2491
2219 Overland Ave
Burley, ID
Services
Optometrist

Burley Eye Care Center Llp
(208) 678-3539
1970 Overland Ave
Burley, ID
Services
Optometrist

DelbertOman,O.D.
(208) 678-3539
Burley Eye Care Center,1970 Overland Avenue
Burley, ID
 
Jack Zarybnisky OD
Burley Eye Care Ctr
(208) 678-3539
1970 Overland Ave
Burley, ID
 
Vista Acquisition Llc
(208) 678-0472
342 E Fifth N Sp Ste 21 B
Burley, ID
Services
Optometrist

Wal-mart Stores Inc
(208) 677-4804
415 Riverview Dr
Burley, ID
Services
Optometrist

Burley Eye Care Ctr
(208) 678-3539
1970 Overland Ave
Burley, ID
 
Drs Williams & Slusser
(208) 436-3455
714 G St
Rupert, ID
Services
Optometrist

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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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