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Thomas William Jones Jr, MD
(425) 259-2020
PO Box 1329
Everett, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1980

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Allen Leroy Custer, MD
(425) 774-7723
21616 76th Ave W Ste 105
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Stevens Memorial Hospital, Edmonds, Wa
Group Practice: Eye Clinic Of Edmonds Inc

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Samuel K Seto, MD
(425) 774-7723
21616 76th Ave W Ste 105
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Stevens Memorial Hospital, Edmonds, Wa; Swedish Med Ctr -Ballard, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Eye Clinic Of Edmonds Inc

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Steven Harold Swedberg, MD
(725) 774-2620
21600 Highway 99 Ste 230
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1992

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Richard Joseph Kenny, MD
1025 153rd Street South East South
Bothell, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 2001

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Anna Soohyung Kim, MD
(425) 673-3990
7320 216th St SW Ste 220
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1996

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Charles Joseph Blair, MD
(804) 257-7383
21600 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1962

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Brian Keith Takagi, MD
(425) 774-2621
21600 Highway 99 Ste 230
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1989

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David Fraser Peck, MD
(425) 755-0548
21616 76th Ave W Ste 110
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1973

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Robert Alan Campbell, MD
(425) 259-0966
3901 Hoyt Ave
Everett, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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