Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Prairie Village KS

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Steven Ronald Unterman, MD
(816) 523-9066
3830 W 75th St
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1983

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David Baker Lyon, MD
(913) 261-2020
3500 W 75th St Ste 100
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo; Truman Med Ctr -West, Kansas City, Mo; St Lukes Hospital, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Felix Sabates Eye Group

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Jean Hausheer, MD FACS
(913) 261-2020
3500 W 75th St Ste 100
Prairie Village, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Missouri(kansas City)
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kevin Edward Curran, MD
(913) 649-9383
4145 Somerset Dr
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1965

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Allen Grover Parelman, MD
3830 W 75th St
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1959

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Dr.ERICA PERSON
(913) 588-6605
7400 State Line Road
Prairie Village, KS
Gender
F
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Joseph J Parelman, MD
(913) 384-1441
3830 W 75th St
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1982

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Marc Michel Whitacre, MD
(913) 362-3210
7301 Mission Rd
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1979

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John R Rufe, MD FACS
1901 W 70th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton
Graduation Year: 1945

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Timothy Andrew Walline, MD
(913) 261-2020
3500 W 75th St Ste 100
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Menorah Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks
Group Practice: Felix Sabates Eye Group

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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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