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Kurt William Kooyer, MD
(662) 873-2273
West Fargo, ND
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1990

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Lance Kim Bergstrom, MD
(701) 235-5200
827 28th St S Ste B
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1991

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Steven Michael Bagan, MD
(701) 293-8242
4344 20th Ave S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1976

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Harold T Rodenbiker Jr, MD
(701) 235-0561
100 4th St S Ste 612
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1980

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Thomas I Strinden, MD
(701) 234-2305
100 4th St S Ste 204
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1988

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Hope Rachwan Yongsmith, MD
West Fargo, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1994

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Max Ray Johnson, MD
(701) 293-9829
2345 25th St South 25th Street Professional Ctr
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Trinity Med Ctr, Minot, Nd
Group Practice: Retina Consultants Ltd

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Craig Mark Mason, MD
(701) 293-9829
2345 25th St S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1979

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David Elwood Grosz, MD
(701) 232-9200
100 4th St S Ste 612
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1980

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Thomas Lawrence Hanson, MD
(701) 235-0561
100 4th St S-Professional Bldg Ste 612
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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