Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Oklahoma City OK

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Richard A Clay, MD
(405) 232-8228
415 NW 11th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1943
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Clay Opthamologists Inc

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Scott M Guess, MD
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Medical College Of Ohio
Graduation Year: 2004

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Hal Davison Balyeat, MD
(405) 271-6116
608 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1966

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Stephen Ralph Fransen, MD
(405) 271-9025
800 Research Pkwy Ste 370
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1985

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Monali V Sakhalkar, MD
608 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1994

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James Berry Mills, MD
(405) 232-4222
425 NW 11th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: James B Mills Inc

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Dr.Darin Haivala
(405) 271-1092
608 Stanton L Young Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1998
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Silvia L McKevitt, MD
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor College Of Medicine
Graduation Year: 2001

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Adam Clinton Reynolds, MD
(405) 271-1093
608 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1995

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Ronald Mark Kingsley, MD
(405) 271-1092
608 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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