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John Gerard Oster, MD
(970) 245-5678
1306 E Sherwood Dr
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jerry Otis Bush, MD
(970) 243-9000
1000 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1980

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Allen Michael Grey, MD
(970) 242-8811
1120 Wellington Ave Ste 107
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1992

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William Jean Waterhouse, MD
2764 Compass Dr Ste 107
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1984

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Robert Saml Hanna, MD
(970) 256-0400
425 Patterson Rd Ste 405
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hosp And Med Ctr, Grand Jct, Co
Group Practice: Western CO Ophthalmological

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Deborah S Lenahan, MD
(970) 243-9000
1000 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1978

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Gregory Erik Kellam, MD
(970) 243-9000
1000 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1995

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Randy Jay Rottman, MD
(970) 242-8812
1120 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1985

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Walter Javus Hoffman, MD
(561) 964-0707
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: J F K Med Ctr, Atlantis, Fl
Group Practice: Visual Health & Surgery Center Inc

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George Tull OD
(970) 243-7150
2232 N 7Th St # 10
Grand Junction, CO
 
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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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