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Kevin Michael May, MD
(603) 736-8412
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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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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Mary Beth Lansing, MD
(303) 666-1800
90 Health Park Dr Ste 100
Louisville, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1986

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Malcolm Avedis Tarkanian, MD
(303) 422-2305
7950 Kipling St Ste 203
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Med Ctr, Wheat Ridge, Co
Group Practice: Arvada Eye Assoc

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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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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 A Duvall, MD
(303) 422-2305
7950 Kipling St
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Colorado
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Mary Lansing
(303) 666-1800
90 Health Park Dr # 100
Louisville, CO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1986
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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Cynthia Noelle Tarkanian, MD
(303) 422-2305
7950 Kipling St Ste 203
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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