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Arthur B Lum, O.D
(253) 859-0942
11120 SE Kent Kangley RD
Kent, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
english
Education
Graduation Year: 1950

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Peter Gaylord Jones, MD
(425) 255-4250
4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 210
Renton, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Med Ctr, Renton, Wa
Group Practice: Valley Eye & Laser Ctr

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Paul N Joos, MD
4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 210
Renton, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Med Sch
Graduation Year: 1973

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Howard N Straub, DO
(425) 656-5345
3915 Talbot Rd S Ste 209
Renton, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Do, 1975, Univ Health Sciences - Coll Osteopathic
Graduation Year: 2007

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Monica B Vuong, MD
Renton, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Washington
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dennis Bernard Brown, MD
325 Washington Ave S
Kent, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1977

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Craig Michael Young, MD
(253) 631-2929
24020 132nd Ave SE
Kent, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Mikael Christian Monson, MD
(509) 456-0107
4011 Talbot Road South South
Renton, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1989

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Richard Wilson Lomas, MD
(425) 255-0986
17800 Talbot Rd S
Renton, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1957

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Linda Elizabeth Day, MD
1101 Harvey Rd
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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