Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Rock Springs WY

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Peter M Jensen, DO
(307) 382-4114
1208 Hilltop Dr Ste 200
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital Of Sweetwate, Rock Springs, Wy
Group Practice: Peak Vision Eye Surgery

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Bruce Bourland OD
(307) 362-2020
2001 Dewar Dr # 180
Rock Springs, WY
 
W Andrew Lyle MD
Surgicare Center Of Ut
(307) 362-4202
755 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Peter Merrill Jensen
(307) 382-4114
1208 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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AlisonA. Arrants,O.D.
(307) 382-4444
Wyoming Vision Center,2820 Foothill Blvd
Rock Springs, WY
 
James Byars OD
Contact Lens Ctr & Vision Clin
(307) 362-2020
2001 Dewar Dr # 160
Rock Springs, WY
 
John Pembroke OD
Optique 20/20 Of Evanston
(307) 382-4444
2820 Foothill Blvd
Rock Springs, WY
 
Coby Ramsey OD
Wyoming Vision Ctr
(307) 382-3753
2624 Commercial Way
Rock Springs, WY
 
Ramsey S Coby
(307) 382-3753
2624 Commercial Way Ste B
Rock Springs, WY
Services
Optometrist

HelenD. Kim,O.D.
Family Vision Clinic PC,544 Broadway
Rock Springs, 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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