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Milton Grin, MD
(913) 829-5511
21020 W 151st St. Olathe, KS 66061
Grandview, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.David Braverman
(913) 491-9123
Hunter Family Vision, 13440 Roe Avenue
Leawood, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Amy Wise Gemperli, MD
(816) 444-2900
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Research Med Ctr, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Stateline Eye Care Inc

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Thomas G Duckett II, MD
(913) 345-8868
Corporate Lakes Prof Bldg 7000 W 121st St Ste 100
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1967

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Durnell Mc Laughlin, MD
(816) 361-1515
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1970

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Kevin P Pikey, DO
5341 W 153rd Ter
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1999

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William F Case, MD FACS
6704 W 132nd St
Overland Park, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Missouri
Graduation Year: 1961

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Harry Revels, MD FACS
(913) 681-5979
5071 W 130th Ter
Leawood, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis
Graduation Year: 1956

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Rohit Krishna, MD
(913) 261-2020
14915 Outlook Ln
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Felix N Sabates Eye Assoc

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Greg George Schoofs, MD
(520) 836-8773
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1965

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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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