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James Neil Shreck, MD
(308) 532-3937
1307 S Willow St
North Platte, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Great Plains Reg Med Ctr, North Platte, Ne; Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, Gothenburg, Ne
Group Practice: Eye Specialists Of Nebraska

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Dr.Mark Young
(308) 532-5960
1214 West a Street
North Platte, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Mark Blackledge OD
Shopko
(308) 534-7100
402 S Dewey St
North Platte, NE
 
Mark R Young
(308) 532-5960
1214 West A Street
North Platte, NE
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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MarkA. Blackledge,O.D.
(308) 532-1753
North Platte Vision Center,402 South Dewey Street
North Platte, NE
 
Mark Ridder Young, MD
(308) 532-5960
1214 W A St
North Platte, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1991

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John Dorwart OD
Cozad Vision Clinic
(308) 534-7271
510 E Philip Ave
North Platte, NE
 
Young Mark R Md
(308) 532-5960
1214 W A St
North Platte, NE

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JeffreyT. OConnor,O.D.
(308) 534-2000
111 South Bailey Avenue
North Platte, NE
 
Complete Eyecare Assoc
(308) 534-2000
111 S Bailey Ave
North Platte, NE
 
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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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