Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Jefferson City MO

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Larry Kilgore Stauffer, MD
(573) 634-3564
PO Box 1669
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1969

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Matthew Thomas Lewis, MD
(573) 635-0115
1705 Christy Dr Ste 101
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robert Patrick Wankum, MD
(573) 556-7709
1241 W Stadium Blvd Ste 1020
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Center, Jefferson Cty, Mo; Capital Reg Med Ctr, Jefferson Cty, Mo
Group Practice: Jcmg Ophthalmology

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Fred Bodenhamer OD
Central Missouri Eyecare Assoc
(573) 635-2020
124 E Dunklin St
Jefferson City, MO
 
Brian Eveland OD
Jcmg Ophthalmology
(573) 635-9024
724 W Stadium Blvd # 18
Jefferson City, MO
 
James Gerard Luetkemeyer, MD
(573) 635-0115
1705 Christy Dr Ste 101
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1989

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Philip J Wilson, DO
(573) 635-0230
1241 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1978

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Larry Stauffer MD
(573) 632-5576
Po Box 1128
Jefferson City, MO
 
Robert Wankum MD
Jcmg Ophthalmology
(573) 556-7709
1241 W Stadium Blvd # 1020
Jefferson City, MO
 
Capitol Eye Care Inc
(573) 635-0115
1705 Christy Dr Ste 101
Jefferson City, MO

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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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