We provide ocular disease management and co-management for multiple conditions including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada and is the result of progressive damage of the optic nerve which results in vision loss. The optic nerve is the cable to your brain for vision; in glaucoma, your peripheral visual field is first affected and as such, most individuals don’t realize vison loss has occurred until the disease has reached an advanced stage. Glaucoma cannot be cured but can be treated. As such, preventative care and early detection are essential in identifying patients with glaucoma and commencing treatment.
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision impairment among Canadians and affects over one million individuals. AMD most commonly presents after the age of 50 and exists in two main forms, dry and wet. Dry AMD is much more prevalent and is usually how the disease starts.
Deposits called dursen form at the macula, the part of the retina at the back of the eye responsible for our most precise vision. These deposits can cause blurred vision. In wet AMD, the accumulation of drusen leads to abnormal blood vessel growth. These abnormal vessels can leak blood and fluid underneath the macula and lead to significant and permanent central vision loss. Early vision symptoms of the disease may not be noticeable by those affected, which is why regular eye exams are critical in identifying and monitor this degenerative condition.
This syndrome encompasses a large group of eye and vision problems resulting from prolonged use of digital devices including phones, tables, computers and e-readers. Symptoms include eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision and dry eyes. Our doctors will identify these issues in the exam room and provide treatment and recommendations for improved comfort and clarity on a daily basis.
Dry eye disease affects a large part of the population and can include symptoms such as burning, itchy, watering, redness, decreased vision and pain. Our optometrists examine your ocular surface for any symptoms or signs of dry eye disease during every comprehensive eye exam and will tailor your treatment options accordingly.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that impairs your body’s ability to take up sugar from the bloodstream, leading to chronic high blood sugar. These chronically elevated levels of blood sugar cause damage to your body’s vasculature, including the fine blood vessels that feed the eye. Damage to these vessels can cause retinal bleed, swelling and abnormal blood vessel growth, known as diabetic retinopathy, which can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. Our doctors are trained to identify and monitor diabetic eye disease. Should you require treatment, you will be referred to a highly trained specialist through our trusted provider network.
Same day appointments are made available to accommodate patients who contact our office with sudden onset of flashes and floaters, new blurred vision, red eyes and ocular foreign bodies. In the event further treatment or management is required, we will promptly connect you with the right provider/specialist via our reliable healthcare network.
We provide pre and post operative care for cataract surgery and refractive surgery including LASIK, SBK and PRK.