Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Osawatomie KS

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Kenneth Joseph Frank, MD
(785) 242-4242
1401 S Main St
Ottawa, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Anderson County Hosp, Garnett, Ks; Ransom Mem Hosp, Ottawa, Ks; Miami County Med Ctr, Paola, Ks
Group Practice: Frank Eye Ctr

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Glen Cahill OD
(785) 242-4303
302 S Main St
Ottawa, KS
 
Kenneth J Frank
(785) 242-4242
1401 S Main St
Ottawa, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Jackson County Eye Clinic Inc
(913) 256-2176
524 Brown Ave
Osawatomie, KS
Services
Optometrist

GeorgeR. Gage,O.D.
(913) 294-4342
Gage Vision Center,14 East Peoria
Paola, KS
 
William Herbert Campbell, MD
(785) 242-4242
1401 S Main St
Ottawa, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Coffeyville Reg Med Ctr, Coffeyville, Ks
Group Practice: Southeast Kansas Eye Care Assc

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William H Campbell
(785) 242-4242
1401 S Main St
Ottawa, KS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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KariL. Burchett,O.D.
(913) 256-2176
Eyecare Associates,P.O. Box 456
Osawatomie, KS
 
Wal-mart Stores Inc
(913) 294-0812
310 Hedge Ln
Paola, KS
Services
Optometrist

ThomasA. Mack,O.D.
The EyeDoctors-Optometrists,14 East Peoria Street
Paola, 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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