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Amy Andrews Gregory, MD
(405) 275-7400
501 E Macarthur St
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1995

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Orlando Diaz MD
(405) 273-5801
Po Box 849
Shawnee, OK
 
Roger Radell OD
Seminole Vision Care
(405) 567-2261
Po Box 507
Prague, OK
 
KirkF. Hoster,O.D.
(405) 275-2020
2109 Kickapoo,P.O. Box 1845
Shawnee, OK
 
JohnD. Kastl,O.D.
(405) 273-5014
4901 N Kickapoo,#1626
Shawnee, OK
 
John Albert Robinson, MD
(405) 275-7400
501 E Macarthur St
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Regional Hospital, Shawnee, Ok
Group Practice: Robinson Eye Institute

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Dick Deem OD
(405) 273-7075
2020 N Harrison Ave
Shawnee, OK
 
John Albert Robinson
(405) 275-7400
501 E Macarthur St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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W.Clay McLaughlin,O.D.
(405) 273-5801
2801 North Saratoga
Shawnee, OK
 
United Optical Corp
(405) 275-1228
227 S Philadelphia Ave
Shawnee, OK
 
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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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