Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Silver City NM

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Thomas Martin Boyle, MD
(505) 538-3721
1210 E 32nd St
Silver City, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1997

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Neal Louis Apple, MD
(505) 538-3721
1210 E 32nd St
Silver City, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Jason Bratcher
(505) 538-2994
611 North Hudson Street
Silver City, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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RhondaK. Van Dran,O.D.
(505) 388-2020
119 N Cheyenne Street
Silver City, NM
 
Michael W Coon OD
(505) 538-2994
1024 N Hudson St
Silver City, NM
Services
Optometrist

Nicholas Mario Mittica, MD
(651) 227-6634
1210 E 32nd St
Silver City, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1996

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Neal L Apple
(575) 538-3721
1210 E 32nd St
Silver City, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(505) 388-3113
2501 Highway 180 E
Silver City, NM
Services
Optometrist

JasonA. Bratcher,O.D.
(505) 538-2994
1024 North Hudson
Silver City, NM
 
MichaelW. Coon,O.D.
(505) 538-2994
Box 2329
Silver City, NM
 
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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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