Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Sioux City IA

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Timothy Francis Moran, MD
(712) 252-4333
2001 Hamilton Blvd Ste D
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Sioux City, Ia; St Lukes Reg Medctr, Sioux City, Ia
Group Practice: Moran Eye Ctr

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Dr.Jason Jones
(712) 239-3937
4405 Hamilton Boulevard
Sioux City, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Beth M Kollars Bruening, MD
(712) 233-1529
2800 Pierce St Ste 404
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Sioux City, Ia; St Lukes Reg Medctr, Sioux City, Ia
Group Practice: Eye Associates Siouxland

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Min Kyu Han, MD
(712) 239-3937
4405 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1998

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John Kiernan OD
Daniel L Brodkey Pc
(712) 252-4406
1214 Pierce St
Sioux City, IA
 
Jason Jonathan Jones, MD
(712) 239-3937
4405 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1999

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Charles Earl Jones, MD
(712) 239-3987
4405 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1964

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Michael Gerard Wadzinski, MD
(712) 233-1529
2800 Pierce St Ste 404
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ralph M Stanifer, MD
2916 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Bayou City Med Ctr, Houston, Tx

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Daniel Brodkey OD
(712) 274-2020
5404 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA
 
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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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