Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Winnemucca NV

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

Northern Nevada Eye Care Ltd
(775) 623-5211
50 E Haskell St Ste A
Winnemucca, NV
 
William Henry Fritsche, MD
(775) 738-5193
875 14th St
Elko, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1964

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Michael Lawrence Stanko, MD
(702) 329-0286
950 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ziqiang Wu, MD
412 W John St
Carson City, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1998

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BelaL. Svoboda,O.D.
(775) 623-5211
50 East Haskell,Suite A
Winnemucca, NV
 
Stanley L Plecha Jr, MD
(775) 329-0286
950 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1982

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Mary Jean Cuaycong, MD
3802 Meadows Ln
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1986

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Steven Leibowitz, MD
(303) 377-9472
653 Town Ctr Dr Ste 102
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1979

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Kathleen Melanie Mahon, MD
(702) 731-3333
3201 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 400
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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