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Billi Sue Pankau, MD
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr.SAMI DAHR
(405) 947-2321
Suite 670, 3366 NW Expressway St
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Edward Duane Jones, MD
(405) 949-6401
5701 N Portland Ave Ste 105
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Central OK Eye Assoc

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David Eugene Korber, MD
(405) 947-3330
5320 N Portland Ave Ste 107
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1993

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James Berry Wise, MD
(405) 945-4742
3435 NW 56th St Bldg A Ste 1010
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Glaucoma & Laser Surgery Assoc

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Virgil Jerry Shepherd, MD
(405) 949-2882
PO Box 966
Mustang, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1958

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Carol G Blackwell Imes, MD
(405) 947-3330
5320 N Portland Ave Ste A
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1979

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Ralph Bernard Hester III, MD
(405) 271-9500
3500 NW 56th St Ste 101
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1990

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Nabil Elias Srouji, MD
(405) 945-4848
3435 NW 56th St Ste 808
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1989

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David Randolph Brown, MD
(405) 751-2020
3301 NW 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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