Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Fairbanks AK

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Ronald Wayne Zamber, MD
(907) 456-7760
1919 Lathrop St Ste 103
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Samuel McConkey
(907) 456-4822
1521 Stacia Street
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Alfred De Ramus, MD
(907) 479-0852
4001 Geist Rd Ste 9
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak

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Ronald Zamber MD
Eye Clinic Of Fairbanks
(907) 456-7706
1001 Noble St # 410
Fairbanks, AK
 
Dr.John J. Lounsbury
(907) 452-2020
Eye Clinic of Fairbanks, 116 Minnie Street
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Ronald Zamber
(907) 456-7760
1919 Lathrop St # 103
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.9, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.Alfred Deramus
(907) 479-0852
4001 Geist Rd # 9
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Patricia Hedges-Gajdos
(907) 452-2024
1867 Airport Way # 100
Fairbanks, AK
 
Barbara Keys OD
(907) 479-4700
4001 Geist Rd # 7
Fairbanks, AK
 
Dr.Randall Christiansen
(907) 456-7760
Eye Clinic of Fairbanks, 116 Minnie Street
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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