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Mark Edwin Chittum, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jim K Luu, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1996

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Ronald Wayne Pelton, MD
(719) 329-0040
455 E Pikes Peak Ave Ste 309
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of Colorado Spri, Colorado Spgs, Co; Penrose-St Francis Healthcare, Colorado Spgs, Co
Group Practice: Pelton, Ron W Phd

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Carl Kurt Wetzig, MD
(719) 632-3547
616 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dean William Carlson, MD
(719) 471-2020
525 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Mark Chittum
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr # 301
Colorado Springs, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jonathan Gerald Williams, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1994

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Robert Cheek Gardner, MD
(719) 471-2020
525 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1966

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Richard Paul Wetzig, MD
(719) 632-3547
616 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of Colorado Spri, Colorado Spgs, Co; Penrose-St Francis Healthcare, Colorado Spgs, Co
Group Practice: Eye Clinic Dispensary Inc

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Dr.Ron Pelton
(719) 329-0040
455 E Pikes Peak Ave # 309
Colorado Springs, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of Colorado Spri, Colorado Spgs, Co
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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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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