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Christen Kay Richard, MD
1380 E Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dean Elton Neal, MD
(503) 255-3937
500 NW 20th St
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1959

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Charles Leo Kaluza, DO
(503) 233-5548
9200 SE 91st Ave Apt 200
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1976

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George Heyden Caspar, MD
10819 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1961

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Karen Elizabeth Gaskell, MD
(503) 255-2667
10101 SE Main St
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1974

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Donald Allen Burress, MD
(503) 665-5158
711 NE Hood Ave
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Legacy Mt Hood Med Ctr, Gresham, Or; Adventist Med Ctr -Portland, Portland, Or

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Wendy Yee, MD
(503) 669-2020
1495 NE Village St
Fairview, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1993

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Donald Frederick Plumb, MD
(503) 255-2291
10819 SE Stark St Ste 200
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Portland Med Ctr, Portland, Or
Group Practice: Eye Health Northwest

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Dwight C Mumford, MD
(503) 245-5656
11104 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1972

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Donald Lynn Blanchard, MD
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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