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John Elder Hoines, MD
(507) 345-6151
1630 Adams St
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dustin L Dierks, MD
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ South Dakota
Graduation Year: 2001

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Billy G Horton, MD
(507) 345-6151
1630 Adams St
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974

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James Gary Geisinger, MD
(507) 625-1811
PO Box 8674
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn
Group Practice: Mankato Clinic Ltd

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Gerald Allen Roust, MD
(507) 345-6151
1630 Adams St
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1981

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Abdhish Raman Bhavsar, MD
(612) 871-2292
1630 Adams St
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Fairview Southdale Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn
Group Practice: University Of Minnesota Physicians

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Penelope Jean Swanson, MD
(507) 385-4079
1421 Premiere Dr
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 2000

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John Durrant Shepherd, MD
(507) 345-6151
1630 Adams St
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1990

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Todd James Gavin, MD
(507) 625-1811
PO Box 8674
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1988

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John Hoines MD
Ophthalmology Associates
(507) 625-2020
1630 Adams St
Mankato, MN
 
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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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