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James R Spenningsby, MD
(218) 847-0395
1131 Jackson Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1973

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James Raymond Spenningsby
(218) 847-0395
1131 Jackson Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Wal-mart Stores Inc
(218) 847-7245
1583 Highway 10 W
Detroit Lakes, MN
Services
Optometrist

Optical Eyedeas
(218) 847-8021
918 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Services
Optometrist

LeslieR. Masciarelli-Kisch,O.D.
(218) 847-8021
Optical Eyedeas,918 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
 
Jeff Mackner OD
Lakes Family Eyecare Inc
(218) 863-7061
10 N Broadway
Pelican Rapids, MN
 
ElizabethMcLemore,O.D.
Morrison Eye Care,1244 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
 
BeckyL. McIlonie,O.D.
Morrison Eye Care,1244 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
 
Pelican River Optical
(218) 847-5663
1131 Jackson Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Services
Optometrist

Jerrys Optical
(218) 847-2127
830 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
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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