Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Menomonie WI

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Carroll Duane Rund, MD
(715) 235-9046
2409 Stout Rd Ste 3
Menomonie, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1967

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Lee Allan Hofer
(715) 235-8335
710 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie, WI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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James M Ulesich OD
(715) 235-2855
520 Wilson Ave
Menomonie, WI
Services
Optometrist

NicholasJoel Komro,O.D.
(715) 235-2855
520 Wilson Avenue
Menomonie, WI
 
ToriJ. Flood,O.D.
(715) 235-3838
Kivlin Eye Clinic,2303 Schneider
Menomonie, WI
 
Thomas Michael Harvey
(715) 234-8335
710 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie, WI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Menomonie Eye & Optical Llc
(715) 235-2855
520 Wilson Ave
Menomonie, WI
Services
Optometrist

CharlesL. Bland,O.D.
(715) 235-5084
180 Cedar Falls Road
Menomonie, WI
 
Kivlin Eye Clinic Sc
(715) 235-3838
2303 Schneider Ave Se Ste 100
Menomonie, WI
Services
Optometrist

Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(715) 235-7885
180 Cedar Falls Rd
Menomonie, WI
Services
Optometrist

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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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