Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Chickasha OK

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Dr.John Gearhart
(405) 224-8111
2222 West Iowa Avenue
Chickasha, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Grady Memorial Hospital, Chickasha, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John Rathmann Gearhart, MD
(405) 224-8111
2222 W Iowa Ave
Chickasha, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Grady Memorial Hospital, Chickasha, Ok
Group Practice: Southern Plains Medical Clinic

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Richard Varley OD
Lewis & Lewis Eye Clinic
(405) 222-1270
508 W Chickasha Ave
Chickasha, OK
 
John R Gearhart
(405) 224-8111
2222 W Iowa Ave
Chickasha, OK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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GregoryD. Clift,O.D.
(405) 224-5342
P.O. Box 1599,619 W Chickasha Ave.
Chickasha, OK
 
Joshua Trent Powell, MD
2220 W Iowa Ave
Chickasha, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 2001

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John Minnett OD
Mc Ray Denton Vision Ctr
(405) 224-5342
205 W Chickasha Ave # 5
Chickasha, OK
 
Robert Slavin OD
Bethany Eye Care
(405) 247-6412
122 W Broadway St
Anadarko, OK
 
Southern Plains Medical Center PC
(405) 224-8111
2222 W Iowa Ave
Chickasha, OK
Services
Optometrist

ChristenR. Clift,O.D.
(405) 224-5342
P.O. Box 1599,619 W Chickasha Ave.
Chickasha, OK
 
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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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