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Jamie Maria Monroe, MD
(801) 224-6767
175 N 400 W
Orem, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1988

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Jay Dean Clark, MD
(801) 224-6767
175 N 400 W
Orem, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1974

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Stella Yi Chou, MD
9829 S 1300 E Ste 300
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1995

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David Arthur Spencer, MD
(801) 262-3344
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987

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Brian Richard Davis, MD
(801) 253-3080
1325 W South Jordan Pkwy Ste 103
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1990

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William Scott Lohner, MD
(801) 426-9800
700 W 800 N Ste 160
Orem, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Francis Ramsey, MD
(801) 572-0631
720 South 1300 East Ste 210
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Alta View Hosp, Sandy, Ut
Group Practice: Alta View Eye Care Ctr

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Mathew Richard Tempest, MD
(801) 572-0631
9720 S 1300 E Ste E210
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1997

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Phillip Carl Hoopes, MD
(801) 568-0200
10011 Centennial Pkwy Ste 400
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Brian Davis
(801) 253-3080
1325 West South Jordan Pkwy # 103
South Jordan, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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