Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Lafayette CO

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David Litoff, MD
(303) 457-6117
1580 Northfield Ln
Lafayette, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1987

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Gina H Kim, MD
300 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Mary Lansing
(303) 666-1800
90 Health Park Dr # 100
Louisville, CO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Brian Nichols
(303) 444-3000
4745 Arapahoe Ave # 100
Boulder, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.9, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Craig Franklin Beyer, DO
1810 30th St
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1984

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Joel Stuart Meyers, MD
(303) 772-3300
300 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Boulder Comm Hosp, Boulder, Co; Longmont United Hosp, Longmont, Co
Group Practice: Aesthetic/Laser Plastic

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Mary Beth Lansing, MD
(303) 666-1800
90 Health Park Dr Ste 100
Louisville, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1986

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John Farber Kloor, MD
(303) 440-2752
580 Mohawk Dr
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1984

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Donald Joseph Keller, MD
(303) 444-3000
4745 Arapahoe Ave Ste 100
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Christopher Gelston
(941) 925-8888
Cross Richard OD, 5305 Spine Rd Ste B
Boulder, CO
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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