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Frederick Hunter Fuerste, MD
(563) 582-2115
2140 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, 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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James Edwin Brock, MD
(563) 584-4415
190 Julien Dubuque Dr
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1972

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Kent William Baumann, MD
(563) 584-4415
1500 Associates Dr
Dubuque, 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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Richard William Claussen, MD
(563) 589-9700
1500 Associates Dr
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1970

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Bryan Paul Pechous, MD
(563) 588-4675
410 Raymond Pl
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Finley Hosp, Dubuque, Ia; Mercy Med Ctr -St Josephs, Dubuque, Ia
Group Practice: Ophthalmology PC

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Edward Homer Scott, MD
(563) 589-9700
1500 Associates Dr
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1967

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Gretchen Fuerste, MD
(563) 582-2115
2140 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Finley Hosp, Dubuque, Ia
Group Practice: Fuerste Eye Clinic

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Charles Rommel Fuerste, MD
(563) 582-2115
2140 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Finley Hosp, Dubuque, Ia
Group Practice: Fuerste Eye Clinic

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Michael Homer Scott, MD
(563) 589-9700
1500 Associates Dr
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr -St Josephs, Dubuque, Ia
Group Practice: Medical Associates Clinic

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Paul George Pechous, MD
(563) 588-4675
300 N Grandview Ave
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr -St Josephs, Dubuque, Ia
Group Practice: Ophthalmology PC

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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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