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Kevin Herbert Cuevas, MD
(303) 384-3700
14142 Denver West Pkwy Bldg 51 Ste 285
Lakewood, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1993

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Delvin Louis Zopf, MD
(303) 279-6600
13772 Denver West Parkway Building 55/Suite 100
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1960

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Jan Harris Stahl, MD
(303) 279-6600
13772 Denver West Pkwy Ste 100 Denver Eye Surg Bld
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1987

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Todd Lawrence Maus, MD
(303) 279-6600
13772 Denver West Pkwy Ste 100 Bldg 55
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1995

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Larry Don Underwood, MD
(303) 424-3206
4350 Wadsworth Blvd Ste 350
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Med Ctr, Wheat Ridge, Co; St Anthony Hosp Central, Denver, Co

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Larry William Kreider, MD
(303) 279-6600
13772 Denver West Parkway S-100/Bldg 55
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1968

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James Merrill Hersey, MD
13772 Denver West Pkwy
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1957

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Vicki Lee Coulter, MD
(303) 279-6600
13772 Denver West Pkwy
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1989

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Lawrence Charles Klein, MD
(402) 391-1100
4680 Easley Rd
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1963

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Robert Allen King, MD
(303) 456-9456
4875 Ward Rd Ste 600
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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