Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Winnemucca NV

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BelaL. Svoboda,O.D.
(775) 623-5211
50 East Haskell,Suite A
Winnemucca, NV
 
Northern Nevada Eye Care Ltd
(775) 623-5211
50 E Haskell St Ste A
Winnemucca, NV
 
Mehdi Vazeen, MD
412 W John St
Carson City, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1992

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C Edward Yee, MD
(702) 362-3937
2575 Lindell Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1989

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Robert Steven Wolff, MD
(775) 841-2000
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Reg Medctr, Reno, Nv; Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv; Northern Nevada Med Ctr, Sparks, Nv
Group Practice: Eye Care Associates Of Nevada

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Northern Nevada Eyecare Ltd
(775) 623-5211
50 E Haskell St Ste A
Winnemucca, NV
Services
Optometrist

Ravindranath K Reddy, MD
(702) 564-2539
108 E Lake Mead Pkwy Ste 303
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1993

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Paul William Knoop, MD
1500 Greensburg Cir
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1962

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Meher Yepremyan, MD
(702) 369-0200
653 N Town Center Dr Ste 518
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Janice Eggert
(702) 737-5252
1771 E Flamingo Rd # 214A
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Desert Springs Hosp, Las Vegas, Nv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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