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Kenneth Braun, MD
(316) 683-4688
201 S Hillside St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1972

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Paul Dean Weishaar, MD
(316) 683-5611
530 N Lorraine St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Kansas Surgery & Recovery Ctr, Wichita, Ks
Group Practice: Vitreo Retinal Cnsltnts & Surg

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Paul D Weishaar, MD
530 N Lorraine St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Ks-Wichita
Graduation Year: 1988

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Kumar Paras Dalla, MD
(316) 683-5611
530 N Lorraine St Ste 2
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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Charles Eric Shrader, MD
(316) 684-5158
655 N Woodlawn St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1978

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David Alan Kingrey, MD
(316) 263-6273
1100 N Topeka St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1994

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Bruce B Ochsner, MD
(316) 263-6273
1100 N Topeka St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Via Christi Reg Med Ctr -St F, Wichita, Ks
Group Practice: Ochsner Eye Surgery Ctr

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Michael P Varenhorst, MD
(316) 683-5611
530 N Lorraine St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Wichita, Ks; Kansas Surgery & Recovery Ctr, Wichita, Ks
Group Practice: Vitreo Retinal Cnsltnts-Surg

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Dasa V Gangadhar, MD
(316) 684-5158
655 N Woodlawn St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1988

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George Anthony Drazek, MD
(620) 793-8429
3311 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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