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Mark Edward Reynolds, MD
(860) 446-8571
20 Watch Hill Dr Apt D
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1997

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Richard P Cannon, MD
(719) 447-1707
PO Box 38550
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Texas Tech Univ Hsc
Graduation Year: 2003

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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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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
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Ingrid A Carlson, MD
(719) 577-4100
616 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Clifton Stever Slade, MD
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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Dr.Steven H. Dewey
(719) 538-2936
2 South Cascade Avenue #140
Colorado Springs, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John M Christiansen, MD
(719) 632-0264
555 E Pikes Peak Ave Ste 102
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Penrose Hosp, Colorado Spgs, Co

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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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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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