Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Castle Rock CO

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Stanley Sukjin Kim, MD
(303) 814-3396
207 Saratoga Mine Dr
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1983

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Steven Sukho Kim, MD
(303) 814-3396
207 Saratoga Mine Dr
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Alan Margolis
(303) 797-1150
10099 Ridgegate Pkwy # 365
Littleton, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: SkyRidge Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Lawrence Spivack, MD
(303) 740-9310
6881 S Yosemite St
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Med
Graduation Year: 1976

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Kim Burrell, DO
(303) 699-3107
14000 E Arapahoe Rd Ste 100
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Do, 1990, Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteo Med & Surg
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lisa Burnett Philpott, MD
(303) 320-1777
7337 Balmoral Ct
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1986

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Frederick A Schumann, MD
(303) 961-8766
PO Box 1387
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ
Graduation Year: 1970

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Alan Jay Margolis, MD
(303) 797-1150
10099 Ridgegate Pkwy Ste 365
Lone Tree, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1985

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Toni Bertolet Henthorn, MD
(303) 246-4475
9457 S University Blvd Ste 258
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1988

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Terrence Scott Spencer, MD
(303) 733-2020
6881 S Yosemite St
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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