Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Cedar Falls IA

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Norman Francis Woodlief, MD
(319) 277-0103
516 Division St
Cedar Falls, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1979

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Michael John Puk, MD
(319) 235-5390
1572 Pinnacle Pl
Waterloo, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1989

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Linda Jean Huss, MD
(319) 232-2669
Waterloo, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1982

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Daniel Sivert Miller, MD
(319) 234-2616
909 E San Marnan Dr
Waterloo, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1995

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Gary Kuning Phelps, MD
(319) 232-1023
Dike, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1969

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Michael J Puk, MD
1572 Pinnacle Pl
Waterloo, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Iowa
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.RICHARD MAUER
(319) 234-6749
2515 K Line Drive
Waterloo, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Samuel Dell Bovenmyer, MD
(319) 234-3388
3421 W 9th St
Waterloo, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Covenant Med Ctr, Waterloo, Ia

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Richard Curtis Mauer, MD
(319) 234-6749
3410 Kimball Ave
Waterloo, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1984

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Norman Woodlief MD
Wolfe Clinic
(319) 277-0103
516 S Division St # 140
Cedar Falls, IA
 
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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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