Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Garden City KS

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Luther Lee Fry, MD
(620) 275-7248
310 E Walnut St
Garden City, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: St Catherine Hosp, Garden City, Ks
Group Practice: Fry Eye Assoc

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George Hopkins OD
Johannes Family Eye Care
(620) 275-5375
2508 Caseys Dr
Garden City, KS
 
Eric L Fry
(620) 275-7248
310 E Walnut St
Garden City, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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William S Clifford
(620) 275-7248
310 E Walnut St
Garden City, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Cole Vision Corporation
(316) 272-9922
2310 E Kansas Ave
Garden City, KS
Services
Optometrist

William Stephen Clifford, MD
(620) 275-7248
310 E Walnut St Ste 101
Garden City, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: St Catherine Hosp, Garden City, Ks
Group Practice: Fry Eye Assoc

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Gloria Hopkins MD
Fry Eye Assoc
(620) 275-7248
310 E Walnut St # 101
Garden City, KS
 
Luther L Fry
(620) 275-7248
310 E Walnut St
Garden City, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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RandallD. Bowling,O.D.
(620) 276-3381
Drs. B,B,H,T,707 Kansas Plaza
Garden City, KS
 
Drs Bealmer Bowling Torrey & Hoch Opt
(620) 276-3381
707 E Kansas Plz
Garden 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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