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James Arthur Davison, MD
(641) 754-6200
309 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1976

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Russell Ralph Widner, MD
309 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1961

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John Rolfe Trible III, MD
(641) 754-6200
309 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Marshalltown Medical And Surge, Marshalltown, Ia
Group Practice: Wolfe Clinic

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John M Graether
(641) 754-6200
309 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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James A Davison
(641) 754-6200
309 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John Milford Graether, MD
(641) 754-6200
309 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Marshalltown Medical And Surge, Marshalltown, Ia; Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Wolfe Clinic

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Russell H Watt, MD
(641) 754-6200
309 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1953
Hospital
Hospital: Marshalltown Medical And Surge, Marshalltown, Ia
Group Practice: Wolfe Clinic

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Gilbert Wayne Harris, MD
(641) 754-6200
309 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1966

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Donny W Suh
(641) 754-6200
309 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John R Trible
(641) 754-6200
309 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA
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Ophthalmology

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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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