Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment West Jordan UT

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Dr.Douglas Mehr
(801) 260-0034
3855 W 7800 S # 210
West Jordan, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Brian Davis
(801) 253-3080
1325 West South Jordan Pkwy # 103
South Jordan, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Phillip Carl Hoopes, MD
(801) 568-0200
10011 Centennial Pkwy Ste 400
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1976

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Roy Allen Goodart, MD
(801) 264-4444
Ste 200 4400 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Salt Lake Reg Med Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; St Marks Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Rocky Mountain Retina Conslnts

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Dr.ALBERT UNGRICHT
(801) 314-4420
5770 S 250 E # 410
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Darrell Franklin Smith, MD
(801) 352-8373
West Jordan, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1957

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Brian Richard Davis, MD
(801) 253-3080
1325 W South Jordan Pkwy Ste 103
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dustin J Coupal, MD
4400 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Saskatchewan
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Robert Cionni
(801) 266-2283
755 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Michael F Pingree, MD
(801) 966-0081
3465 Pioneer Pkwy Ste 4
West Valley City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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