Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Saint Joseph MO

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Robert Francis Tobin, MD
(816) 279-1363
1407 Village Dr
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Heartland Health System -West, Saint Joseph, Mo
Group Practice: Robert F Tobin & Assoc Inc

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Scott Andrew Murphy, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1999

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William E Burr Jr, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Heartland Health System -West, Saint Joseph, Mo
Group Practice: Murphy Watson Eye Ctr

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Michael Chatterson OD
Dr Rosenak'S Optical Options
(816) 279-1363
1407 Village Dr
St Joseph, MO
 
Steven Rosenak
(816) 671-0500
2229 N Belt Hwy # A
St Joseph, MO
 
James Andrew Murphy, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Heartland Regl Med Ctr -East, Saint Joseph, Mo
Group Practice: Murphy Watson Eye Ctr

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Peter Beck, MD
(603) 436-0813
3216 Coronado St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1947

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Richard Alan Watson, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1985

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William Burr MD
Murphy-Watson-Burr Eye Ctr
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
St Joseph, MO
 
Cassell, Michael A A, Md - Sabates Eye Ctr
(816) 232-0275
3913 Sherman Ave
Saint Joseph, MO

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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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