Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Great Bend KS

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Donald Ewing Beahm, MD
(620) 792-3626
3923 Broadway Ave
Great Bend, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Central Kansas Med Ctr, Great Bend, Ks; Clara Barton Hosp, Hoisington, Ks
Group Practice: Beahm Eye Ctr

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Perry Newell Schuetz, MD
(620) 793-8414
PO Box A 1422 Polk St
Great Bend, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1971

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Tyler Schremmer OD
Gray & Kessen
(620) 653-2749
801 N Pine St
Hoisington, KS
 
Donald E Beahm
(620) 792-3626
3923 Broadway Ave
Great Bend, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Wal-mart Stores Inc
(316) 792-5237
3503 10th St
Great Bend, KS
Services
Optometrist

Dr.Perry Schuetz
(620) 793-8414
1422 Polk Street
Great Bend, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Douglas Ayre OD
(620) 792-3535
1516 Main St
Great Bend, KS
 
Perry N Schuetz
(620) 793-8414
1422 Polk St
Great Bend, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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MarkA. Judd,O.D.
(620) 792-8733
Mark A. Judd, OD, PA,1701 K-96 Highway
Great Bend, KS
 
ChadT. Premer,O.D.
(620) 792-2020
The 10th Street Eyecare Center,2601 10th Street
Great Bend, 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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