Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Great Falls MT

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David Anthony Boes, MD
(406) 771-3490
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1989

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Daniel John Karr, MD
(406) 454-2171
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1978

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Mark Francis Ozog, MD
(406) 453-1613
1417 9th St S Ste 100
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Benefis Hosp West, Great Falls, Mt
Group Practice: Ullman Opticians Inc

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Russell Leon Edwin, MD
(406) 452-7764
1300 28th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1954

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Gerald Meguire OD
Eye Clinic Of Great Falls
(406) 761-7741
Po Box 2209
Great Falls, MT
 
Eugene Gary Petersen, MD
1300 28th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968

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Robert Merle Skinner, MD
(406) 454-1152
1300 28th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Benefis Hosp Center -East Cam, Great Falls, Mt
Group Practice: Great Falls Clinic Ophthalmology

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Thomas Harold Matsko, MD
(406) 761-6520
2800 11th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mark Ozog MD
Ozog Eye Care & Laser Ctr
(406) 453-1613
1417 9Th St S # 100
Great Falls, MT
 
Lenscrafters - Holiday Village Mall
(406) 564-1638
1200 Tenth Ave S Ste#25
Great Falls, MT

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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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