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William Patrick Donnelly, MD
(913) 339-9812
6464 SW Borland Rd Ste A2
Tualatin, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1976

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Grant Richard Lindquist, MD
(503) 231-0166
19250 SW 65th Ave Ste 215
Tualatin, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1981

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Joseph Dewitt Denman, MD
(800) 515-8090
4035 Mercantile Dr Ste 216
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1980

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William Donald Noonan, MD
15470 SW Bell Rd
Sherwood, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1991

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Julie S Yu, MD
(503) 635-4436
4035 Mercantile Dr Ste 201
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1994

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William David Larson, MD
(503) 538-1341
19250 SW 65th Ave Ste 215
Tualatin, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1976

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Shawn Goodman, MD
(503) 635-4436
035 SW Mercantile Dr Ste 201
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1981

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Hall T McGee, MD
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Virginia
Graduation Year: 2003

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Julie S Yu, MD
(503) 635-7436
4035 Mercantile Dr Ste 201
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1994

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Timothy Mark Denman, MD
(503) 636-2551
4035 Mercantile Dr Ste 216
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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