Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Corvallis OR

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Sandra Jean Hufsmith, MD
2294 NW Kings Blvd
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1978

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Douglas Randall Wolfe, MD
(541) 752-4622
330 NW Elks Dr Ste A
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1974

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Frank Thomas Shotton, MD FACS
2598 NW Acey Way
Corvallis, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Virginia
Graduation Year: 1969

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Bruce William Madsen, MD
(210) 567-8400
2715 Willetta St SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1999

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John Lees, MD
(541) 926-5848
2715 Willetta St SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1965

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Alan Lucien Chaimov, MD
(541) 754-1271
444 NW Elks Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1954

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Sally Ruth Byrd, MD
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1982

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Darrell Eugene Genstler, MD
(541) 928-1666
2700 14th Ave SE
Albany, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dan Gradin, MD
2715 Willetta St SW Ste B
Albany, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1990

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D Randall Wolfe MD
Corvallis Ophthalmology
(541) 752-4622
330 Nw Elks Dr # A
Corvallis, OR
 
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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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