Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Sioux Falls SD

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Michael Wayne Pekas, MD
(605) 373-7437
1601 W Madison St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Central Plains Clinic

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Alison Renae Tendler, MD
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 2001

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David Russell West, MD
(605) 336-6294
1200 S Euclid Ave Ste 104
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1985

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Bryan John Hammer, MD
(605) 336-6294
1200 S Euclid Ave Ste 104
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1988

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Richard T Tschetter, MD
(605) 336-6294
1200 S Euclid Ave Ste 104
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1961

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Vance Michael Thompson, MD
(605) 328-3937
1310 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Opthalmology Ltd

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Dr.Vance Thompson
(605) 328-3937
1310 W 22nd St # 2
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Geoffrey Thomas Tufty, MD
(605) 336-6294
200 S Euclid Ave Medical Bldg 1 Ste 104
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ken Douglas Augspurger, MD
(605) 331-3220
1100 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1977

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Thomas Clement White, MD
(605) 334-7715
1701 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Sioux Optical

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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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