Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Winchester KY

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Daniel Alan Ewen, MD
(859) 745-3060
PO Box 4277
Winchester, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1983

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Wm Nelson Offutt, MD
(859) 263-3030
120 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 211
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1968

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Oren Plous, MD
120 N Eagle Creek Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2000

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Ricky Don Isernhagen, MD
(859) 263-3900
120 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 500
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1982

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John Douglas Conklin Jr, MD
(859) 323-6752
1321 Big Pond Cir
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1987

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Mark Wm Simon, MD
(859) 744-3937
1109 McCann Dr Ste 2
Winchester, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1989

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Bruce Harvey Koffler, MD
(859) 263-4631
120 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 431
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.John Kitchens
(859) 977-1125
120 N Eagle Creek Dr # 500
Lexington, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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John Wickliffe Collins, MD
(859) 258-5310
100 N Eagle Creek Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Facial Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1971

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Paul Andrew Pearson, MD
(859) 323-5868
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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