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J Harley Galusha, DO
(918) 455-2112
3233 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1956

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John W Huneke, MD FACS
918-742-5004 Ann
2021 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indiana
Graduation Year: 1958

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Dr.David Schwartz
(918) 749-6461
2000 S Wheeling Ave # 401
Tulsa, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Ray Morton Balyeat, MD
(918) 749-2220
2000 S Wheeling Ave Ste 400
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Eye Institute

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Gerard Jay Hunter, MD
(918) 747-0289
1717 S Utica Ave Ste 101
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Eye Institute

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Lee T Bottem, DO
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Do, 2002, Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteo Med & Surg
Graduation Year: 2007

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Curtis Vandyne Wolf II, MD
(918) 579-1981
1145 S Utica Ave Ste 461
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1992

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John A Saurino, DO
(918) 747-7799
2424 E 21st St Ste 300
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nova Se Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Ft Lauderdale Fl 33328
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mark Justin Weiss, MD
(918) 742-2428
1717 S Utica Ave Ste 102
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Eye Institute

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James Cyril Meehan, MD
3030 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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