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Dr.Ryan McKinnon
(208) 455-2355
1818 S 10th Ave # 220
Caldwell, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Kenneth M Hainsworth, MD
1818 S 10th Ave
Caldwell, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1998

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Jorge Antonio Martinez, MD
(208) 467-4406
1615 12th Ave Rd
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985

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Johanna Jensen, MD
(208) 467-4406
1615 12th Ave Rd Ste A
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nevada
Graduation Year: 2000

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Peter Frederick Petersen, MD
(208) 888-0005
3090 E Gentry Way Ste 120
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Ryan Scott McKinnon, MD
(208) 455-2355
1818 S 10th Ave Ste 220
Caldwell, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989

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Donald Walter Bennett, MD
(502) 364-0033
2000 Howard Ave
Caldwell, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Johanna Jensen
(208) 467-4406
Ste A, 1615 12th Ave Rd
Nampa, ID
Gender
F
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Medical Center/Ambucare
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Peter Ernest Jensen, MD
(208) 467-4406
1615 12th Ave Rd Ste A
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.SCOTT SIMPSON
(208) 855-5950
3715 E Overland Rd # 250
Meridian, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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