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

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Jeffrey Elwyn Ardourel, MD
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1984

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Kevin David Brady, MD
(303) 831-7419
2005 Franklin Street/Bldg 1 Midtown Med Ctr/Suite
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Denver, Co; Porter Adventist Hosp, Denver, Co; Presbyterian -St Lukes Med Ct, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Retinal Consultants-CO

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Patricia Ann Maurer, MD
(303) 861-3424
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1981

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James Bernard Conahan, MD
(303) 830-6901
2005 Franklin St Ste 400
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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John Pope Jr, MD
(303) 861-3238
2045 Franklin Street 7th Floor Ophthalmology
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1976

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George Alan Chaitkin, MD
(303) 861-3588
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1979

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Bradley Lane Schuster, MD
(303) 861-3595
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1985

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William Manning Mauldin, MD
(303) 861-3595
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Denver, Co

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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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