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Dr.SCOTT SIMPSON
(208) 855-5950
3715 E Overland Rd # 250
Meridian, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Peter Frederick Petersen, MD
(208) 888-0005
3090 E Gentry Way Ste 120
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Dr.Lawrence Anderson
(208) 344-7944
8955 West Hackamore Drive
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Mark J Boerner, MD
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Texas - San Antonio
Graduation Year: 1988

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James Richard Swartley, MD
(208) 342-2706
222 N 2nd St Ste 215
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Mark Robert Miller, MD
(208) 706-2020
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 2203
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Lawrence D Anderson, MD
(208) 344-7944
8955 W Hackamore Dr
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1974

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Robert L Fulwyler, MD FACS
(208) 378-2826
863 Chardie Rd
Boise, ID
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oregon
Graduation Year: 1961

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Kathryn M Fethke, MD
(208) 888-0005
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1996

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Johanna Jensen, MD
(208) 467-4406
1615 12th Ave Rd Ste A
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nevada
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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