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G Dennis Leaks OD PC
(775) 727-8300
2120 E Calvada Blvd
Pahrump, NV
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ShanaF. Korman,O.D.
(775) 727-7100
KOHORST KEITH,1141 South Highway 160
Pahrump, NV
 
KeithA. Kohorst,O.D.
(775) 727-7100
KOHORST KEITH,1141 South Highway 160
Pahrump, NV
 
Ida Newitt
(775) 751-4624
1222 PO Box
Pahrump, NV
 
Dutton Ronald OD
(775) 751-1791
1420 E Calvada Boulevard
Pahrump, NV
 
ChinH. Choi,O.D.
(775) 537-0111
300 South Hwy 160
Pahrump, NV
 
HarlanK. Kopolow,O.D.
(775) 727-7100
KOHORST KEITH,1141 South Highway 160
Pahrump, NV
 
GeorgeD. Leaks,O.D.
(775) 727-8300
G DENNIS LEAKS OD, LTD,2120 East Calvada Boulevard
Pahrump, NV
 
Leaks George D Od
(775) 727-8300
2120 E Calvada Blvd
Pahrump, NV
 
Kohorst Keith Dr OD
(775) 727-7100
1141 S Highway 160
Pahrump, NV
 

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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