Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Twin Falls ID

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Robert Chandler Welch, MD
(208) 733-2400
526 Shoup Ave W Ste H
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1980

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Gregory Paul Burton, MD
(208) 734-8934
589 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael Kent Taylor, MD
(208) 733-5300
206 Martin St
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1991

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Scott Evan Allan, MD
(208) 733-2492
526 Shoup Ave W Ste H
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jennifer Ruprecht OD
Sears Optical
(208) 734-5100
215 4Th Ave N
Twin Falls, ID
 
William Claude Fitzhugh, MD
(208) 734-8934
589 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1976

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Allan Roger Frost, MD
526 Shoup Avenue West South
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1968

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Brad Rolla Hobbs, MD
(208) 733-5300
206 Martin St
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1979

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Allen Joseph Allie, MD
(208) 732-8178
2510 East 4286 North
Filer, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1961

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Matt Merrell OD
Twin Falls Eyecenter
(208) 734-3920
1649 Poleline Rd E
Twin Falls, ID
 
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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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