Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Prescott Valley AZ

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Brian Myung Chang, MD
(928) 775-5606
2820 N Glassford Hill Rd Ste 101
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1997

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Robert Mark Rummel, MD
(928) 445-1341
1022 Willow Creek Rd Ste 200
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Yavapai Reg Med Ctr, Prescott, Az
Group Practice: Rummel Eye Care

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William David Rummel Jr, MD
(520) 445-1341
1022 Willow Creek Rd Ste 200
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1948
Hospital
Hospital: Yavapai Reg Med Ctr, Prescott, Az
Group Practice: Rummel Eye Care Pc; Yavapai Regional Medical Center

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Robert Willard Preston, MD
(928) 282-2653
Prescott, AZ
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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Kevin John Prendiville, MD
(928) 634-4202
270 S Candy Ln Ste B
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Verde Valley Med Ctr, Cottonwood, Az
Group Practice: Cottonwood Verde Valley Eye

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Michael Lee Ham, MD
(520) 775-5606
2820 N Glassford Rd
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Harold Rummel, MD
(928) 445-1341
1022 Willow Creek Rd Ste 200
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Yavapai Reg Med Ctr, Prescott, Az
Group Practice: Rummel Eye Care

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James Brayshaw Arthur, MD
(928) 445-9200
831 Gail Gardner Way
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1982

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Steven Worthen Mortenson, MD
(928) 445-9200
831 Gail Gardner Way
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987

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Renee A Cane McCoy, MD
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard University
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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