Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Park City UT

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Paul L Carmichael, MD FACS
(435) 649-4496
PO Box 680308
Park City, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis
Graduation Year: 1949

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Robert Francis Lang Jr, MD
Park City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Howard Katzman
(801) 424-3937
1485 E 3900 S # 104
Salt Lake City, UT
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M
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Robert Choi Kwun, MD
(801) 281-3030
1250 E 3900 S Ste 410
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1993

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Francis John Wapner, MD
(801) 263-2020
1250 E 3900 S Ste 310
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jean De Marchis Tabin, MD
(802) 658-2843
2080 Mahre Dr
Park City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1987

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Sally B L Thompson, MD
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1984

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Howard A Katzman, MD
(801) 424-3937
1485 E 3900 S Ste 104
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1976

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Thomas F Findlan V, DO
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1999

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Gary Brewster Stanford, MD
(801) 263-2020
1250 E 3900 S Ste 310
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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