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Joseph Laurent Krueger, MD
(580) 482-2500
209 W Cypress St
Altus, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Jackson County Memorial Hospit, Altus, Ok

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Michael W Geiger OD PC
(580) 482-1756
503 N Hudson St
Altus, OK
Services
Optometrist

EarlF. McCullough,O.D.
(580) 477-1249
1003 n main,suite b
Altus, OK
 
Mike Geiger OD
(580) 482-1756
809 E Tamarack Rd
Altus, OK
 
David M Huey OD
(580) 477-1355
1425 N Main St
Altus, OK
 
MichaelW. Geiger,O.D.
(580) 482-1756
P.O. Box 899,809 E. Tamarack
Altus, OK
 
Vision Source
(580) 482-0051
112 Val Verde St # C
Altus, OK
 
StevenA. Gifford,O.D.
(580) 482-0051
112 Val Verde
Altus, OK
 
JesseMcClearen,O.D.
3225 Quail Circle
Altus, OK
 
David M. Huey, O.D.
(580) 477-1355
1425 N. Main
Altus, OK
 
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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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