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Thomas Earl Kirk, MD
(785) 776-0450
1133 College Ave Bldg D
Manhattan, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1971

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Stanley Warren Lowe, MD
(785) 537-4038
3246 Kimball Ave
Manhattan, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1959

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Joseph Theodore Philipp, MD
(785) 537-3400
1104 Waters St
Manhattan, 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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Paul Bullock OD
Janasek & Oberhelman
(785) 776-9461
1441 Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS
 
Breckenridg Dilly OD
Eye Doctors
(785) 537-1118
3012 Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS
 
Gray W Woods, MD
(816) 881-6263
Manhattan, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1983

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Susan Kay Mosier, MD
(785) 565-0200
2900 Amherst Ave
Manhattan, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1995

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Douglas Stigge OD
Stigge Vision Care
(785) 539-6051
1202 Moro St
Manhattan, KS
 
Norbert Stigge OD
(785) 539-6051
1202 Moro St
Manhattan, KS
 
Mark Bettencourt OD
Family Eye Care
(785) 456-8900
1405 W Us Highway 24
Wamego, 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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