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Dr.David Leach
(208) 882-4662
2500 West A Street, Suite 202
Moscow, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Palouse Surgery Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Suzanne Scott OD
(509) 334-3610
110 S Grand Ave
Pullman, WA
 
David Bryan Leach
(208) 882-4662
804 S Washington St
Moscow, ID
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Alpine Vision Center
Dr. Stephen Brockbank
(208) 743-5830
872 Troy Road Suite 130
Moscow, ID
 
Roger Robertson OD
(208) 882-2932
213 N Main St
Moscow, ID
Services
Optometrist

David Bryan Leach, MD
(208) 882-4662
804 S Washington St
Moscow, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1996

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Golden Smith OD
(509) 332-1089
1450 S Grand Ave
Pullman, WA
 
Palouse Ocularium
Dr. William French
(208) 883-3937
202 E. 7th St.
Moscow, ID
 
GoldenT. Smith,O.D.
1303 Public Avenue
Moscow, ID
 
Paris Vision Center
(208) 882-3434
1205 E. 6th St.
Moscow, ID
 
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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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