Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Coldwater MI

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Demetrajane Kokinakis, DO
(814) 677-6404
Coldwater, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1996

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Eric Valiquette OD
Sussex Vision Ctr
(517) 278-4603
59 S Monroe St
Coldwater, MI
 
Thomas Wiegand OD
Garrett Family Eyecare
(260) 495-2676
Po Box 601
Fremont, IN
 
Thomas Wiegand OD
Baals & Wiegand Family Eye
(260) 668-3937
240 Hoosier Dr
Angola, IN
 
Michael L Sussex OD PC
(517) 278-6303
350 Marshall St
Coldwater, MI
Services
Optometrist

Joseph Peter Holicki, DO
(517) 279-7927
142 E Chicago Rd Ste A
Coldwater, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1990

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Michael Sussex OD
Sussex Vision Ctr
(517) 278-6303
350 Marshall St
Coldwater, MI
 
Stephen White OD
(260) 668-8662
2016 N Wayne St
Angola, IN
 
Joseph Peter Holicki
(517) 279-7927
142 E Chicago Rd
Coldwater, MI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Rx Optical Laboratories Inc
(517) 278-9004
755 E Chicago
Coldwater, MI
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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