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Cindi Kalin Johnson, MD
(816) 233-2020
7316 Hauser Dr
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989

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Joan M T Collison, MD
(913) 599-4100
16300 College Blvd
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1985

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Serrhel Glynn Adams Jr, MD
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 2002

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Robert Wayne Thompson Jr, MD
(913) 631-7700
11005 W 60th St Ste 180
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1997

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Paul Kevin Overland, MD
(406) 728-3502
10600 Quivira Rd Fl 3
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1972

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William Albert Pilchard, MD
14629 W 49th Ter
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1965

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Serrhel Glynn Adams, MD
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 2002

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Natalia Villate, MD
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Rosario-Bogota
Md, 1988, Univ Del Rosario
Graduation Year: 1988

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Henry Joseph Isern, MD
(913) 888-1888
9350 Marshall Dr
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Zaragoza, Fac De Med, Zaragoza, Spain
Graduation Year: 1978

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Louis J Badeen, MD
(913) 492-0021
10600 Quivira Rd Ste 460
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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