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Shauna Kay Mc Kusker, MD
(307) 634-7765
PO Box 407
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: United Med Ctr -West, Cheyenne, Wy
Group Practice: Cheyenne Eye Clinic

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Randolph Leigh Johnston, MD
(307) 634-2020
1300 E 20th St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: United Med Ctr -West, Cheyenne, Wy; Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr, Cheyenne, Wy
Group Practice: Cheyenne Eye Clinic

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David J Gajda, MD
(307) 778-2771
6228 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Queens Univ, Fac Of Med, Kingston, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1988

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John Andrew Millin, MD
(307) 634-7765
1300 E 20th St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: United Med Ctr -West, Cheyenne, Wy
Group Practice: Cheyenne Eye Clinic

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Martin Carroll OD
(307) 638-6610
1200 E Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY
 
Dirk Dijkstal, MD
(307) 634-7765
1300 E 20th St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Van Amsterdam, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Graduation Year: 1974

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Jennifer Luiz Lindsey, MD
5015 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1998

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Anne Elizabeth Miller, MD
(607) 634-2020
1300 E 20th St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr, Cheyenne, Wy
Group Practice: Cheyenne Eye Clinic

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Randolph Johnston MD
Cheyenne Eye Clinic
(307) 634-2020
Po Box 407
Cheyenne, WY
 
Alvin Albert OD
Family Vision Ctr
(307) 634-4232
400 E 18Th St
Cheyenne, WY
 
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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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