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Debra Ann Graham, MD
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dennis Evan Ottemiller, MD
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jon Charles Kintner, MD
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1985

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Debra Graham MD
Bay Eye Clinic
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
 
Jon Kintner
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John Thad Flaxel, MD
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1963

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Arthur F S Steele Jr, MD
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jane Gilbert, MD
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1999

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Jo Anne Hammar OD
Eye Center Of Port Orford
(541) 756-5712
2520 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
 
Dennis E Ottemiller
(541) 756-2584
3585 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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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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