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Peter E Diedrichsen, MD
(402) 563-3686
PO Box 1275
Columbus, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Columbus Comm Hosp, Columbus, Ne
Group Practice: Eye Physicians

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Marcia Muhle
Eye Physicians
(402) 563-3686
3103 13Th St
Columbus, NE
 
DanielK. Mickey,O.D.
(402) 564-0545
Eyecare Associates of Columbus, P.C.,1371 29th Avenue
Columbus, NE
 
Eyecare Associates Of Columbus P C
(402) 564-0545
1371 29th Ave
Columbus, NE
Services
Optometrist

JayR. Trofholz,O.D.
(402) 564-2020
OPTOMETRIC CENTER OF COLUMBUS,P.C.,3702 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
 
Daniel Mickey OD
Optometric Center Of Columbus
(402) 564-0545
Po Box 1248
Columbus, NE
 
Dr.Peter Diedrichsen
(402) 563-3686
3772 43rd Ave # A
Columbus, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Hospital: Columbus Comm Hosp, Columbus, Ne
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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RogerG. Holling,O.D.
(402) 564-2020
3702 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
 
KevinM. Hobbs,O.D.
(402) 564-2020
3702 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
 
JoshuaJ. Hopkins,O.D.
(402) 564-2020
3702 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
 
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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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