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Frank Gaylord Burgeson, MD
1301 W 12th Ave
Emporia, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1965

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Mike George Reynolds, MD
(913) 897-6278
1301 W 12th Ave Ste 106
Emporia, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1988

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Robert G Shank OD
(620) 342-2109
801 Commercial St
Emporia, KS
 
National Vision Inc
(620) 343-8100
2301 Industrial Rd
Emporia, KS
Services
Optometrist

Patricia A Dorsey OD
(620) 342-6282
827 Commercial St
Emporia, KS
 
Wayne L Anliker, MD
(316) 342-6989
1301 W 12th Ave Ste 106
Emporia, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.BRET WISE
(620) 342-6282
827 Commercial Street
Emporia, KS
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Flinthills Eyecare Assoc
(620) 343-7120
512 Commercial St
Emporia, KS
 
Patricia Dorsey OD PA
(620) 342-6282
827 Commercial St
Emporia, KS
Services
Optometrist

MichaelJ. Keller,O.D.
(620) 343-8876
Keller Eye Center,2301 Industrial Road, Ste 2020
Emporia, KS
 
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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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