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Clifford A Hendricks, MD
(319) 365-6946
1136 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1957

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David Brian Muller, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1990

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Alexander G Smith, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1970

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Clifford A Hendricks Jr, MD
(319) 365-6946
1136 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1957

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Todd Worthington Gothard, MD
(319) 362-8032
1245 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Cedar Rapids, Ia; St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia
Group Practice: Wolfe Clinic

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David Edward Puk, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Cedar Rapids, Ia; St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Eye Ctr

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Clifford A Hendricks, MD
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Iowa
Graduation Year: 1957

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Le Ann Janet Larson, MD
(319) 362-8032
1245 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1985

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Alexander G Smith III, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Cedar Rapids, Ia; St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Eye Ctr

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Lee Daron Birchansky, MD
(319) 362-9855
1136 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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