Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Clackamas OR

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Jay Gordon Betts, DO
10365 SE Sunnyside Rd Ste 150
Clackamas, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1966

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John O Hardiman, MD
10202 SE 32nd Ave
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1957

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Terry Alan Kunke, MD
(503) 656-4221
11086 SE Oak St
Milwaukie, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1986

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John Kevin Mc Kinney, MD
(503) 656-4221
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1987

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Charles Leo Kaluza, DO
(503) 233-5548
9200 SE 91st Ave Apt 200
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1976

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Floyd Michael Cornell, MD
(561) 964-0707
Clackamas, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1975

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R Ann Irish, MD FACS
13505 SE River Rd
Portland, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 1957

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Royce Leon Fonken, MD
(503) 656-4221
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1984

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Charles Joseph Bock Jr, MD
(503) 656-4221
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1993

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Scott C Grealish, MD
(503) 656-4221
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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