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Sukesh Kumar Kansil, MD
(312) 996-6562
1499 E Iron Ave
Salina, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1998

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Sukesh K Kansal, MD
(785) 825-2003
1499 E Iron Ave
Salina, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple University
Graduation Year: 1998

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Gary B Weiner, MD
Salina, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Kansas - Kansas City
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.Gary Weiner
(785) 825-7271
1410 E Iron Ave # 5
Salina, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Salina Regional Health Center-, Salina, Ks
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Kenton Driver OD
Driver & Clark
(785) 825-4679
1100 W South St
Salina, KS
 
Linda Marie Lawrence, MD
929 Elmhurst Blvd
Salina, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1982

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Gary Benj Weiner, MD
(785) 825-7271
1410 E Iron Ave Ste 5
Salina, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Salina Regional Health Center-, Salina, Ks; Mitchell County Hosp, Beloit, Ks; Clay County Hosp, Clay Center, Ks
Group Practice: Ellison & Weiner

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Frank Herbert Griffith, MD
(785) 827-0488
1410 E Iron Ave Ste 2
Salina, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Salina Regional Health Center-, Salina, Ks

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Brian Edward Conner, MD
(785) 825-2020
PO Box 763
Salina, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Salina Regional Health Center-, Salina, Ks

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David Cooper OD
Driver & Clark
(785) 823-6391
1000 E Cloud St
Salina, 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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