Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Dodge City KS

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Donald Eugene Tarwater, DO
(620) 227-1148
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1979

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Lois Kessen OD
(620) 225-6500
100 Military Ave # 102
Dodge City, KS
 
Great Plains Vision Llc
(620) 227-8622
2010 Central Ave Ste A
Dodge City, KS
Services
Optometrist

JordanE. Gwaltney,O.D.
(620) 227-3071
iDocs of Dodge City,2520 N 14th
Dodge City, KS
 
Lois V Kessen OD
(316) 225-6500
100 Military Ave Ste 102
Dodge City, KS
Services
Optometrist

Travis Kinderknecht OD
(620) 227-8622
2010 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
 
Donald E Tarwater
(620) 227-1371
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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F R Copeland
(620) 227-2471
2405 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Services
Optometrist

LoisV. Kessen,O.D.
Vierthaler Kessen Optometry, LLC,208 W Ross Blvd
Dodge City, KS
 
National Vision Inc
(620) 227-5440
1905 N 14th Ave
Dodge City, KS
Services
Optometrist

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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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