Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Littleton CO

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Stephan Lance Forstot, MD
(303) 730-0404
8381 Southpark Ln
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Rose Med Ctr, Denver, Co; Porter Adventist Hosp, Denver, Co; University Hosp, Denver, Co; Presbyterian -St Lukes Med Ct, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Corneal Consultants Of CO

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E Randy Craven, MD
(303) 797-1900
26 W Dry Creek Cir Ste 225
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1983

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Toni Bertolet Henthorn, MD
(303) 246-4475
9457 S University Blvd Ste 258
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1988

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Robert Anders Sargent, MD
(303) 797-3390
7720 S Broadway
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1965

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Alfred Dalton Roberts, MD
(303) 948-2020
6179 S Balsam Way Ste 130
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1983

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Richard Ernest Damiano, MD
(303) 333-7393
8381 Southpark Ln
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1968

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Karen Toth Repine, MD
(303) 788-8848
8381 Southpark Ln
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Lisa Philpott
(720) 348-4702
9285 Hepburn Street
Littleton, CO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Allan W Berg, MD
(508) 771-6447
7720 S Broadway
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1975

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Steven Francis Podgorski, MD
(303) 761-9944
601 E Hampden Ave Ste 490
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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