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James E Montgomery, MD
(303) 252-9981
10465 Melody Dr Ste 111
Northglenn, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Texas - Southwestern
Graduation Year: 1992

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John William Ashline, MD
(303) 451-5454
9141 Grant St Ste 110
Thornton, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1962

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William Grady Self Jr, MD
(303) 426-4810
8403 Bryant St
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1970

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David Litoff, MD
(303) 457-6117
1580 Northfield Ln
Lafayette, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1987

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Philip P Ellis, MD
(720) 848-5029
1675 Ursula St
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1948

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Charles Oliver Arnold, MD
(303) 388-4393
9351 Grant St Ste 380
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1958

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Mark Lawrence Peters, MD
(303) 457-6644
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1987

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John Clarke Barnacle, MD
8400 Alcott St Ste 109
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1968

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Eric M Hink, MD
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Colorado Med Ctr
Graduation Year: 2004

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Suzanne M Falkenberry, MD
Aurora, CO
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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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