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
 
Dr.RAVINDRANATH REDDY
(702) 731-2088
2100 North Rampart Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Gregory S R Hsu, DO
(702) 456-8389
299 N Pecos Rd
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1990

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Tapan Rashmi Shah, MD
(702) 362-3937
3100 W Charleston Blvd Ste 200
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1996

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

Mark William Doubrava, MD
(702) 794-2020
9011 W Sahara Ave Ste 101
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1989

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Joseph Shalev, MD
(702) 564-2539
108 E Lake Mead Pkwy Ste 303
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduation Year: 1965

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Allen Bradford Thach, MD
(702) 369-0200
3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 710
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1984

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Grace S Shin, MD
(702) 870-2020
3016 W Charleston Blvd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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