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James Harold Olson, MD
(701) 572-7641
1213 15th Ave W
Williston, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1976

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Arnett Carraby, MD
(310) 373-0055
Williston, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1981

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Theresa Sulartout
Trinity Regional Eyecare
(701) 572-7641
1213 15Th Ave W # 260
Williston, ND
 
Mark E Morin
(701) 572-7641
1213 15th Ave W
Williston, ND
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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LauraliM. Sime,O.D.
(701) 572-7641
Trinity Regional Eyecare-Williston,1213 15th Ave W
Williston, ND
 
Mark Edward Morin, MD
(701) 572-7641
1213 15th Ave W Ste 260
Williston, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Rudolph Herr, MD
(701) 572-7641
Med Center Bldg
Williston, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1965

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Michael Tofte OD
Trinity Regional Eyecare
(701) 572-7641
1213 15Th Ave W # 260
Williston, ND
 
James Olson
(701) 572-7641
1213 15th Ave W
Williston, ND
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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MichaelD. Tofte,O.D.
(701) 572-7641
Trinity Regional Eyecare,1213 15th Ave W
Williston, ND
 
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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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