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William E Richheimer, MD
4400 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke University
Graduation Year: 2001

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Robert Lorraine Rees, MD
(801) 264-4464
4400 S 700 E Ste East-240
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1945

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Albert Lon Ungricht, MD
(801) 314-4420
770 S 250 E Ste 410
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Cottonwood Hosp Med Ctr, Murray, Ut; St Marks Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Ungricht Eye Assoc

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Roy Allen Goodart, MD
(801) 264-4444
Ste 200 4400 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Salt Lake Reg Med Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; St Marks Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Rocky Mountain Retina Conslnts

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Michael Stephen Kottler, MD
4400 S 700 E Ste 240
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dustin J Coupal, MD
4400 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Saskatchewan
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.O Claron Alldredge Jr.
(801) 288-0067
4400 S 700 E # 140
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Steven Taylor Jackson, MD
(801) 268-6600
201 E 5900 S Ste 101
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Cottonwood Hosp Med Ctr, Murray, Ut; St Marks Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Cottonwood Eye & Laser Clinic

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Dr.Robert Cionni
(801) 266-2283
755 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Kevin H Merkley, MD
(801) 266-2283
755 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Alta View Hosp, Sandy, Ut
Group Practice: Surgicare Center Of Utah

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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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