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John A Yuhas, MD
(417) 781-3630
PO Box 3477
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1984

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Earl L Jordan Jr, DO
(417) 781-0044
2630 Cunningham Ave
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1980

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Charles Fox Sherrod III, MD
(417) 781-3630
1501 W 32nd St Ste 102
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1987

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William Robert Meredith Jr, MD
(417) 782-2020
2700 Cunningham Ave Ste 105
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1974

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Lance Lee Brown, MD
(417) 781-3630
1531 W 32nd St Ste 102
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1997

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Ernest M Bhend, MD
2817 Mc Clelland Blvd
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Missouri - Columbia
Graduation Year: 2001

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Kimberly Rene Martinez, MD
(417) 624-2020
1531 W 32nd St Ste 102
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1989

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Herbert Kent Dixon, MD
(417) 624-8390
3201 McIntosh Circle Drive
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1965

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Trey Morgan Butler, MD
(417) 781-9000
2700 Mc Clelland Blvd # B
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ramesh Ratilal Shah, MD
(417) 781-2616
1703 W 30th St Ste B
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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