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Dr.Evan Wolf
(907) 373-0225
4505 E Greenstreet Circle
Wasilla, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1998
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Cathy Baston
Wal-Mart Vision Ctr
(907) 373-0225
935 Westpoint Dr # 207
Wasilla, AK
 
D J Kosterman OD
Peters Creek Vision Center
(907) 688-8733
20905 Eastside Dr
Chugiak, AK
 
JohnA. Demske,O.D.
(907) 376-9174
935 East Westpoint Drive,Suite 207
Wasilla, AK
 
Rich Mc Kinley OD
(907) 357-2021
3719 E Meridian Loop # C
Wasilla, AK
 
Evan Wolf, MD
Wasilla, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1998

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Kevin Berg OD
Kenai Vision Ctr
(907) 376-0837
1350 S Seward Meridian Rd
Wasilla, AK
 
RichardP. McKinley,O.D.
P O Box 2062
Palmer, AK
 
LynnJ. Coon,O.D.
(907) 376-9174
935 East Westpoint Drive,Suite 207
Wasilla, AK
 
Classic Eyeware
(907) 376-9173
935 Westpoint Dr Ste 207
Wasilla, AK
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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