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Jerry Meislik, MD
(406) 752-8825
160 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1971

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Harry Coe Gibson, MD
(406) 752-8825
160 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1957

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Mark Crapo Remington, MD
(406) 752-8825
160 Heritage Way 2 Medicine Bldg
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1994

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Mark Remington MD
Glacier Eye Clinic
(406) 752-8825
Po Box 7693
Kalispell, MT
 
Roger A Barth
(406) 752-8825
160 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Roger Alfred Barth, MD
(406) 752-8825
160 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1985

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Steve Wilfred Weber, MD
(406) 756-6359
160 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1969

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Joe Glickman Jr, MD
PO Box 1613
Whitefish, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1973

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Jerry Meislik MD
Glacier Eye Clinic
(406) 752-8825
Po Box 7693
Kalispell, MT
 
Steve W Weber
(406) 752-8825
160 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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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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