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Stephen Eugene Kesselman, MD
(303) 751-1272
1550 S Potomac St Ste 240
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1972

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Kenton Dean Nofsinger, MD
(303) 340-4600
750 Potomac St Ste 223
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1978

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Thomas John Wescom, MD
2550 S Parker Rd Ste 40
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1997

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Parin S Gohel, MD
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ
Graduation Year: 2004

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Michael Joseph Taravella, MD
(720) 848-2500
PO Box 6510
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: University Hosp, Denver, Co
Group Practice: University Ophthalmology Assoc

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Leverett Lamson Chapin, MD
(602) 972-6377
1144 Quari St
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1957

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James Russell Burcham III, MD
(303) 340-4600
750 Potomac St Ste 223
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian -St Lukes Med Ct, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Burcham Eyecare Ctr

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Vikram David Durairaj, MD
(720) 848-5029
1675 Ursula St
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1995

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Douglas Leroy MacKenzie, MD
(720) 848-2508
PO Box 6510 F731
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1986

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Suzanne M Falkenberry, MD
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Wisconsin
Graduation Year: 2004

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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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