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Lamont Ericson, MD
(801) 773-2233
1580 W Antelope Dr Ste 175
Layton, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.TREVIN WALLIN
(801) 773-0690
2255 N 1700 W # 100
Layton, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Robert Treft
(801) 773-2233
1580 W Antelope Dr #175
Layton, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Univ Of Utah Hosp And Clinics, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Christian Leonard Hess, MD
(801) 773-0690
1660 W Antelope Dr Ste 105
Layton, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1995

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William R Barlow, MD
Farmington, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Medical College Of Wisconsin
Graduation Year: 2004

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Laurence M Nelson, MD
(801) 773-4840
2121 Robins Dr
Layton, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael D Washburn, MD
(801) 773-0690
1660 W Antelope Dr Ste 105
Layton, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Christian Hess
(801) 773-0690
2255 N 1700 W # 100
Layton, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert L Treft, MD
(801) 773-2233
1580 W Antelope Dr Ste 175
Layton, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Family Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish, Japanese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Utah Hosp And Clinics, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; Davis Hosp & Med Ctr, Layton, Ut; Mc Kay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Ut
Group Practice: Mountain View Eye Ctr

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Scott Courtney Richards, MD
(801) 399-1149
875 Country Hills Dr
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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