Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Los Lunas NM

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Silmon Laird Biggs, MD
(208) 234-2890
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1966

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William Wieland OD
(505) 462-7777
3436 Isleta Blvd Sw
Albuquerque, NM
 
Paula Crawford
(505) 865-3350
735 Don Pasqual Rd Nw
Los Lunas, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.DONALD LEACH
(505) 865-4812
837 West Castillo Avenue
Belen, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(505) 565-4622
2250 Main St Nw
Los Lunas, NM
Services
Optometrist

Donald Leach OD
(505) 865-4812
Po Box 129
Los Lunas, NM
 
Mario Gonzales OD
Presbyterian Medical Group
(505) 243-4066
1414 Bridge Blvd Sw
Albuquerque, NM
 
Dr.CHRISTINA GALOS
(505) 565-3937
511 Highway 314 SW # A
Los Lunas, NM
Gender
F
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Eyedeal Vision
(505) 565-3937
511a Highway 314 SW
Los Lunas, NM
 
Donald B Leach OD
(505) 865-4812
943 Main St SW
Los Lunas, 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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