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John Reed Welch, MD
(970) 352-6688
1616 15th St
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1966

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Matthew Joe Uyemura, MD
(970) 352-6688
1616 15th St
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael Jerry Crews, MD
(970) 351-6216
3400 W 16th St Ste O
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1990

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Charles Floyd Palmer, MD
(970) 351-0999
3400 W 16th St Ste P
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jeffrey Blaine Weeks, MD
(970) 356-4040
1931 65th Ave Ste C
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1977

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Rochelle Jean Brotsky, MD
(970) 352-6688
1616 15th St
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 2000

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Douglas Bryant Carter, MD
(970) 353-3443
1931 65th Ave Ste C
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: North Colorado Med Ctr, Greeley, Co

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Elaine Victoria Foe, MD
(970) 352-1877
1931 65th Ave Ste C
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: North Colorado Med Ctr, Greeley, Co
Group Practice: Greeley Medical Clinic

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John Clayton Adams, MD
(970) 351-6216
3400 W 16th St Ste O
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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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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