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Jonathan Grover Stock, MD
(608) 356-2020
703 14th St
Baraboo, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Family Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Clare Hospital & Health Ser, Baraboo, Wi
Group Practice: Davis Duehr Dean-Baraboo

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Reed Andrew MD
(608) 742-8806
Po Box 178
Portage, WI
 
Jonathan G Stock
(608) 356-2020
703 14th St
Baraboo, WI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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ChadA. Johnson,O.D.
(608) 355-7477
703 14th St
Baraboo, WI
 
Vista Acquisition Llc
(608) 356-3610
144 4th Ave Ste 2
Baraboo, WI
Services
Optometrist

Gregory Lenard Vaughn, MD
(404) 873-4334
1015 W Pleasant St
Portage, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1991

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Bruce Koch OD
Sauk Prairie Eye Office
(608) 643-3333
1110 Prairie St
Prairie Du Sac, WI
 
JuliaM. Dellaria,O.D.
Davis Duehr Dean,703 14th St
Baraboo, WI
 
Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(608) 356-1779
920 Hwy 12
Baraboo, WI
Services
Optometrist

DeanA. Delwiche,O.D.
Davis Duehr Dean,703 14th St
Baraboo, WI
 
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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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