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Sanaz A Loftus, MD
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
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Medical School: Univ Nebraska
Graduation Year: 2000

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Saiyid Jafar Hasan, MD
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 2000

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Steven Oscar Anderson, MD
(763) 383-4140
Excelsior, MN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Allen Brownfield, MD
(952) 474-7040
4375 Cottonwood Ln
Excelsior, MN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1964

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Steven Roy Bennett, MD
(952) 929-1131
7760 France Ave S Ste 310
Edina, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1982

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Edgar J Connelly, MD
7260 Vista Ct
Eden Prairie, MN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Richard Scott Freeman, MD
(785) 827-3520
6060 Clearwater Dr Ste 150
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1982
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Hospital: Childrens Health Care, Minneapolis, Mn
Group Practice: Northwest Eye Clinic

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Jeffrey P Sanderson, MD
Edina, MN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Minnesota
Graduation Year: 2000

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Steven Michael Rakes, MD
(952) 993-3123
6201 Mildred Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1982

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Mark L Norman, MD
6533 Drew Ave S
Edina, MN
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Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
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Medical School: St Louis Univ
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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