Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Pocatello ID

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Richard Lowen Elliott, MD
(208) 232-3480
500 S 11th Ave Ste 206
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1963

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Marcia Jennifer Dunn, MD
406-579-5995 CELL
3105 Goldfield Dr
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Beth Israel Med Ctr, New York, Ny; Mt Sinai Med Ctr, New York, Ny; St Josephs Med Ctr, Yonkers, Ny
Group Practice: New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Ophthalmology Associates Pc

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James Edwin Watson, MD
(208) 233-1603
2121 Ardella Dr
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1954

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John Michael Fornarotto, MD
(208) 234-4100
500 S 11th Ave Ste 502
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1983

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John Fornarotto MD
Pocatello Eye Care
(208) 234-4100
500 S 11Th Ave # 502
Pocatello, ID
 
Robert Randall Jones Jr, MD
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1987

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Charles Pittman Lawless, MD
(208) 232-4133
1777 E Clark St
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Portneuf Valley Hospital, Pocatello, Id

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Terry Lee Hansen, MD
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1961

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Bradley Gardner MD
Idaho Eye Ctr
(208) 232-2008
1157 Call Pl
Pocatello, ID
 
Charles Pittman Lawless
(208) 232-4133
1777 East Clark Steet
Pocatello, ID
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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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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