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John Martin Parkinson, MD
(970) 259-2202
575 Rivergate Unit 212
Durango, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Durango, Co
Group Practice: Four Corners Eye Clinic

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Fred Whitehurst, DO
9907 County Road 250
Durango, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1972

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Eric Campbell Meyer, MD
(970) 259-2202
575 Rivergate Unit 212
Durango, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Durango, Co
Group Practice: Four Corners Eye Clinic

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John Parkinson MD
Four Corners Eye Clinic
(970) 259-2202
1910 Main Ave # B
Durango, CO
 
Mark R Rahner OD
(970) 247-8762
1165 Camino Del Rio Ste 100
Durango, CO
Services
Optometrist

Eugene Norman Stern, MD
(970) 385-8554
Durango, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968

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David William Bishop, MD
(970) 259-2202
Four Corners Eye Clinic 1910 Main Ave Unit B
Durango, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1958

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John Petty MD
Alpine Eye Clinic
(970) 385-1583
1165 S Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
 
High Country Optical Inc
(970) 247-3614
1010 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Services
Optometrist

JamesP. Jackson,O.D.
(970) 259-1789
Animas Eye Care Pc,1845 Main Ave
Durango, CO
 
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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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