Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Leavenworth KS

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Dr.John Reifschneider
(913) 682-2900
1001 6th Ave, Suite 100
Leavenworth, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Steven S Ranzenberger, DO
(913) 772-0509
1001 6th Ave Ste 200
Leavenworth, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1977

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Michael Archer Cassell, MD
1001 6th Ave
Leavenworth, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dean Douglas Holliday, DO
(816) 587-2556
Platte City, MO
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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Karl Dwight Hendricks, MD
(913) 299-8800
8919 Parallel Pkwy Ste 226
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979

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John S Reifschneider, DO
(913) 682-2900
1001 6th Ave Ste 100
Leavenworth, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1981

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Abraham K Poulose, MD
913-962-5594 H-
1001 6th Ave
Leavenworth, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo; Truman Med Ctr -East, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Felix N Sabates Eye Assoc

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Sidonio Ramos, MD
(913) 682-2000
Leavenworth, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst Sup De Cien Med De La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
Graduation Year: 1950

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Sujote David, MD
8919 Parallel Pkwy Ste 226
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1991

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Tyler Forshee Brundige, MD
5810 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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