Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Inver Grove Heights MN

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John E Bergstedt, MD
(952) 888-5800
8932 Aralia Ct
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1967

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Yale Conrad Kanter, MD
(651) 645-3997
1860 Eagle Ridge Dr
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dalhousie Univ, Fac Of Med, Halifax, Ns, Canada
Graduation Year: 1960

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David P Pond, MD
Eagan, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Minnesota
Graduation Year: 2004

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Hadley Mark Verwest Jr, MD
(651) 224-1335
280 Smith Ave N Ste 840
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1963

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Douglas George Tani, MD
(651) 227-8275
17 Exchange St W Ste 200
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1974

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John E Bergstedt Jr, MD
(952) 888-5800
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1967

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Susan Jackson Quick, MD
Eagan, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1995

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Paul Masao Tani, MD
(651) 227-8275
17 Exchange St W Ste 200
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1972

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Berton Donald Barrington, MD
(507) 385-4073
Woodbury, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn; Waseca Area Med Ctr, Waseca, Mn
Group Practice: Mankato Clinic Ltd

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Rene William Pelletier, MD
(651) 227-6634
PO Box 25230
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Healtheast St Johns Hospital, Maplewood, Mn

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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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