Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Grand Forks ND

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Gary Leroy Karlstad, MD
(701) 775-3151
3035 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1972

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Gerald Neufeld Gaul, MD
(701) 775-3151
3035 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1985

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Ronald J Brockman, MD
(701) 780-6275
1307 8th Ave NE
Thompson, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1982

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Ross Gonitzkte
North Dakota Eye Clinic
(701) 775-3151
3035 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
 
Greg Gerloff OD
Coles Optometry Ltd
(701) 780-6447
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
 
Norman Ted Byers, MD
(701) 780-6432
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, American Sign
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Altru Hosp, Grand Forks, Nd
Group Practice: Altru Clinic

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Manuel Javier Mariano, MD
(701) 780-6000
PO Box 6003
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Altru Hosp, Grand Forks, Nd
Group Practice: Altru Clinic

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David Solseng OD
Altru Clinic
(701) 775-3135
2200 S Washington St
Grand Forks, ND
 
Kari Torkelson OD
(701) 746-6745
2551 32Nd Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
 
Gary L Karlstad
(701) 775-3151
3035 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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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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