» » ยป

Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Willmar MN

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment. You will find informative articles about Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment, including "Age Related Macular Degeneration". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Willmar, MN that can help answer your questions about Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment.

Jeffrey Lynn Fischer, MD
(320) 235-7232
812 1st St S
Willmar, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided By:
Timothy Ross Pieh, MD
(320) 231-5000
16648 85th St NE
New London, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn
Group Practice: Affiliated Community Med Ctr

Data Provided By:
Randy Norris OD
Family Eye Ctr
(320) 235-2020
812 1St St S
Willmar, MN
 
Katherine Shin
(320) 231-5000
101 Willmar Ave Sw
Willmar, MN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Dr.Jeffrey Fischer
(320) 235-2020
1801 County Road 15 Southwest
Willmar, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Katherine Shin, MD
(320) 231-5000
101 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn
Group Practice: Affiliated Community Med Ctr

Data Provided By:
Michael Nagel OD
Family Eye Ctr
(320) 235-2020
812 1St St S
Willmar, MN
 
Timothy R Pieh
(320) 231-5000
101 Willmar Ave Sw
Willmar, MN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Gregory G Nelson
(320) 231-5079
101 Willmar Ave Sw
Willmar, MN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Mann Enterprises Of St Cloud Inc
(701) 852-6836
2400 10th St Sw
Willmar, MN
Services
Optometrist

Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Eyes-and-Vision.com