Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Grand Island NE

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Dr.Lori Harkins
(308) 384-9148
830 North Alpha Street
Grand Island, NE
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Med Ctr, Grand Island, Ne
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Robert Proffitt
(308) 382-1781
711 North Custer Avenue
Grand Island, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert Stephen Proffitt, MD
(308) 382-1781
711 N Custer Ave
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1974

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Michele Trumler Gleason, MD
(308) 381-4733
Wood River, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1993

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Robert Proffitt MD
Proffitt Eye Assoc
(308) 382-1781
711 N Custer Ave
Grand Island, NE
 
Michele L Gleason, MD
(308) 381-4733
611 N Diers Ave Ste 2
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Med Sch
Graduation Year: 1993

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Lori Ann Harkins, MD
(308) 384-9148
830 N Alpha St
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Med Ctr, Grand Island, Ne; Kearney County Health Services, Minden, Ne
Group Practice: Grand Island Eye Assoc

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Julie Patricia Janky, MD
(308) 381-4733
611 N Diers Ave Ste 2
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1994

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Gary Pedersen
Lens Crafters
(308) 382-2756
723 N Custer Ave
Grand Island, NE
 
Lenscrafters - Conestoga Mall
(308) 646-0190
3404 West 13Th Street #105
Grand Island, NE

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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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