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Michael F Pingree, MD
(801) 966-0081
3465 Pioneer Pkwy Ste 4
West Valley City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1998

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Darrell Franklin Smith, MD
(801) 352-8373
West Jordan, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1957

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Dr.Michael Griffeth
(435) 843-8333
196 East 2000 North #100a
Tooele, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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George J C Jin, MD
755 E 3900 S # E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Beijing Med Col
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Douglas Mehr
(801) 260-0034
3855 W 7800 S # 210
West Jordan, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Michael Todd Griffeth, MD
196 East 2000 North South
Tooele, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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Herbert P Ungricht, MD
(801) 314-4420
5770 S 250 E Ste 410
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1951

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Dr.David Faber
(801) 264-4444
4400 S 700 E # 200
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St Marks Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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