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James Morgan Coombs, MD
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 2002

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Randy Herbert Kardon, MD
(319) 356-2260
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1982

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Emily Chua Greenlee, MD
(319) 356-3938
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1998

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Thomas Andrew Oetting, MD
(319) 356-2866
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1991

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William Edwin Scott, MD
(319) 356-2877
200 Hawkins Dr Rm 11290 PFP
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1964

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Reid Allan Longmuir, MD
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 2002

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Karen Marie Gehrs, MD
(319) 356-8350
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jeffrey Andrew Nerad, MD
(319) 356-2590
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Facial Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: V A Med Ctr, Iowa City, Ia; U Of Iowa Hosp & Clinics, Iowa City, Ia
Group Practice: Department Of Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences Univ Of Ia; Faculty Practice Plan Univ Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

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Sohan Singh Hayreh, MD
(319) 356-2866
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1951

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John Everett Sutphin Jr, MD
(319) 356-2861
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: V A Med Ctr, Iowa City, Ia; U Of Iowa Hosp & Clinics, Iowa City, Ia
Group Practice: Department Of Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences Univ Of Ia

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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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