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Daniel Ludvic Maryland, MD
(218) 722-5871
332 E Central Entrance
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Hospital, Duluth, Mn; St Marys Hospital Of Superior, Superior, Wi

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Susan Jane Relf, MD
(218) 720-3553
5007 Matterhorn Dr
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Miller-Dwan Med Ctr, Duluth, Mn
Group Practice: Duluth Clinic

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Robert William Hollenhorst Jr, MD
(218) 720-3553
5007 Matterhorn Dr
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1974

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Peter Saml Austin, MD
(218) 722-6655
800 Medical Arts Building
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1974

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Stewart Jerome Hazel, MD
(218) 786-8364
400 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984

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Jeffrey Ross Weis, MD
North Shore Bank Place South
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1996

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Kevin William Treacy, MD
(218) 722-6655
4884 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Cloquet Comm Mem Hosp, Cloquet, Mn; St Lukes Hospital, Duluth, Mn
Group Practice: Austin & Treacy

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Upali Aturaliya, MD
5007 Matterhorn Dr
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Colombo, Fac Of Med, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Graduation Year: 1959

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John Edward Power Jr, MD
915 E 1st St
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1947

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Joseph Davis Morehouse, MD
(218) 786-3937
400 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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