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Andrew Michael Norris, MD
(970) 224-2020
2121 E Harmony Rd Unit 190
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1982

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William Wilson Stevens III, MD
(970) 221-2222
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1971

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Randall William Smith, MD
(970) 221-2222
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1989

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Chet Erik Reistad, MD
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1998
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Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi

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William Aaron Shachtman, MD
(970) 221-2222
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1971

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Matthew James Robinson, MD
(970) 221-2222
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1982

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Kent Roy Crews, MD
(970) 221-2222
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1992

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Karl Erik Olsen, MD
(970) 221-2222
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.CHET REISTAD
(970) 221-2222
1725 East Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Karl Olsen
(970) 221-2222
1725 East Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 1, 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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