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Denis Patrick Campbell, MD
(303) 861-6624
1056 E 19th Ave Ste B200
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1966

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Darren George Gregory, MD
(720) 848-2500
7926 E 28th Dr
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1995

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Michael Scott Mc Cracken, MD
Colorado Laser Surgeons 55 Madison St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1997

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Theodore Curtis, MD
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Penn State Univ/Hershey Med Ctr
Graduation Year: 2000

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Stephen Martin Farrar, MD
(817) 332-2020
1601 E 19th Ave Ste 4000
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1989

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F Ryan Prall, MD
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indiana Univ
Graduation Year: 2002

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Thomas Andrew Gardner, MD
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1984

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Jerry K Popham, MD
(303) 839-1110
1800 Emerson St Ste 200
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ South Dakota
Graduation Year: 1985

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CARL DWAYNE HANSON Jr, MD
(303) 863-1231
1601 E 19th Ave Ste 3450
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Denver, Co; Presbyterian -St Lukes Med Ct, Denver, Co

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Karl Johnston Fritz, MD
(815) 741-0666
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Silver Cross Hosp, Joliet, Il
Group Practice: Eye Technology Institute

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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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