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Shane Irwin Williamson, MD
(775) 322-7004
2835 N McCarran Blvd Ste 102
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1987

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Patrick Hsueh, MD
(775) 789-1720
2005 Silverada Blvd Ste 140
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1996

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Thomas Robert Conklin, MD
(775) 329-2020
294 E Moana Ln Ste 22
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Reg Medctr, Reno, Nv; Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv; Northern Nevada Med Ctr, Sparks, Nv; Tahoe Pacific Hospital, Sparks, Nv
Group Practice: Center For Clear Vision

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John Charles Erickson, MD
85 Kirman Ave
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1960

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Isaac John Hearne, MD
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1997

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Paul W Hiss, MD
(775) 674-1100
2285 Green Vista Dr
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Reg Medctr, Reno, Nv; Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Eye Care Associates Of Nevada

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Leonard Alan Johnson, MD
(702) 329-0286
950 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1982

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Geoffrey Victor Cecchi, MD
(775) 329-0286
950 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Reg Medctr, Reno, Nv; Ioannis A Lougaris Va Med Ctr, Reno, Nv; Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Sierra Eye Assoc

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Gary Allen Pomeranz, MD
(775) 329-1199
75 Pringle Way Ste 502
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1974

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Terri Alice Key, MD
(775) 329-4545
1500 E 2nd St Ste 203
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Ioannis A Lougaris Va Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: VA Medical Ctr

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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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