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Bartholomew A Martyak, MD
(406) 363-5434
3417 Busch St
Butte, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1984

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John Drew Salisbury, MD
(406) 729-3502
3417 Busch St
Butte, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1972

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Harvey Lee Casebeer, MD
(406) 494-7894
135 Janney Rd
Butte, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1960

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J Charles Casebeer, MD
(406) 267-3104
PO Box 40
Divide, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Usc Sch Of Med
Graduation Year: 1964

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Robert Ian Noble
(406) 723-4004
832 S Montana St
Butte, MT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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David Gene Shapnick, MD
(406) 782-3808
700 W Gold St Ste A
Butte, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1976

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Robert Ian Noble, MD
(406) 723-4004
832 S Montana St
Butte, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: St James Community Hospital, Butte, Mt

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Harvey Lee Casebeer II, MD
(406) 494-7894
Butte, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1960

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David Vainio
(406) 782-2359
1313 Harrison Ave
Butte, MT
 
Bartholomew Andrew Martyak
(406) 541-3804
3417 Busch St
Butte, MT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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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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