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David Henderson Brown, MD
(907) 677-6659
4107 Charing Cross Cir
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1966

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Donald Walter Dippe, MD
(907) 264-1405
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 35
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Public Health And General Preventive Medecine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak

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David Ernest Swanson, MD
(907) 561-1530
3500 Latouche St Ste 250
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Alaska Retinal Consultants

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Marvin John Grendahl, MD
(907) 561-1917
3500 Latouche St Ste 230
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1972

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Robin Lynn Grendahl, MD
(907) 561-1917
3500 Latouche St Ste 230
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1991

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David Guy Chamberlain, MD
(907) 729-1470
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990

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Robert Paul Werner, MD
(907) 276-6661
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1979

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Jon Albert Shiesl, MD
(907) 563-3911
3340 Providence Dr Ste 561
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1966

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Oliver Marc Korshin, MD
(907) 276-8838
1200 Airport Heights Dr Ste 310
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1967

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Edward Eugene Crouch, MD
(907) 276-1617
542 W 2nd Ave
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Ophthalmic Associates

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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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