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Donna Goad, MD
PO Box 697
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Graduation Year: 1983

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Bruce Rael OD
Optical Shop
(505) 753-3633
810 N Riverside Dr # B
Espanola, NM
 
Stephen Walker OD
Buena Vista Eye Care Ctr
(505) 438-3431
Po Box 29495
Santa Fe, NM
 
Los Alamos Family Eyecare
Dr. Lisa Shin
(505) 662-9681
800 Trinity Dr., Suite B
Los Alamos, NM
 
LisaShin,O.D.
(505) 662-9681
2101 Trinity Drive,Suite U
Los Alamos, NM
 
Angela Rene Bratton, MD
(505) 983-6613
412 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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Gary Puro MD
Eye Care For New Mexico
(505) 588-7689
110 N Coronado Ave
Espanola, NM
 
Angela Renee Bratton
(505) 662-5444
1623 Central Ave
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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RichardE. Bond,O.D.
(505) 662-7000
800 Trinity Drive,Suite J
Los Alamos, NM
 
Eye Associates of New Mexico
(505) 662-5444
1623 Central Avenue,
Los Alamos, NM
 
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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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