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Mark Donald Meyer, MD
(641) 423-8861
PO Box 1877
Mason City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Franklin Gen Hosp, Hampton, Ia
Group Practice: North Iowa Eye Clinic

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James Lester Dummett, MD
(641) 423-8861
1040 Briarstone Dr
Mason City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1986

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Addison Brown MD
North Iowa Eye Clinic
(641) 423-8861
Po Box 1877
Mason City, IA
 
Ken Brost OD
(641) 423-8163
100 S Federal Ave # 402
Mason City, IA
 
James Lester DuMmett
(641) 423-8861
3121 4th St Sw
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Bradley Le Mar Isaak, MD
(641) 423-8861
PO Box 1877
Mason City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr -North Iowa, Mason City, Ia
Group Practice: North Iowa Eye Clinic

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Randall Scott Brenton, MD
(641) 423-8861
5494 Lakeview Dr
Clear Lake, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1983

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Capper Vonda OD
North Iowa Eye Clinic
(641) 424-3858
615 S Monroe Ave
Mason City, IA
 
Randall Scott Brenton
(641) 423-8861
3121 4th St Sw
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Mark Donald Meyer
(641) 423-8861
3121 4th St Sw
Mason City, IA
Specialty
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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