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Gary Len Mehlhorn, MD
(417) 887-1965
3800 S National Ave Ste 500
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Lester E Cox Med Ctr North, Springfield, Mo; St Johns Reg Health Center, Springfield, Mo; Med Ctr For Federal Prisoners, Springfield, Mo
Group Practice: Eye Surg Of Springfield Inc

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Warren Patrick Collins, MD
(417) 869-3200
1443 N Robberson Ave Ste 305
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Cox -Monett Hosp, Monett, Mo; V A Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo; Doctors Hosp, Springfield, Mo
Group Practice: Northside Eye Clinic

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Priscilla Perry Arnold, MD
(417) 890-8877
1011 E Montclair St
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975

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Brendon Delport, DO
(313) 916-9454
PO Box 14349
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1999

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Xiaoqi Kathryn Sun, MD
(417) 820-9393
1229 E Seminole St
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Beijing Med Univ, Beijing, Beijing, China
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert Hayes Michaels, MD
(417) 885-0837
3231 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1970

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Wendell J Scott, MD
(314) 721-0111
3231 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robert Edwin Benedett, MD
(417) 887-1965
3800 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1983

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Judd L Mc Naughton, MD
(417) 887-1965
3800 S National Ave Ste 500
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1999

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Judith Ellen Harvey, MD
(417) 889-2227
1913 E Seminole St
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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