Juvenile Macular Degeneration Care In Vancouver Island
Juvenile Macular Degeneration
What is Juvenile Macular Degeneration?
Dr. Golemba is the leading low vision doctor in Vancouver Island, providing the highest quality care for patients with Juvenile Macular Degeneration such as Stargardts, Best Disease, and Juvenile Retinoschisis. Unlike age related macular degeneration, these diseases are not a function of age but are genetically inherited.
Similar to AMD they effect the macula which is responsible for central vision. The effects are particularly difficult to cope with as they diminish the independence of the patient by reducing their ability to read, see faces, and drive.
Are there options for Stargardt’s, Best Disease, and Juvenile Retinoschisis?
Currently, there are no treatments or cures for Juvenile macular degeneration. However, there are many ways to improve vision through implants, telescopes, and visual aids to allow the patient to regain their independence.
Patients who use telescopes for driving are able to gain a sense of normalcy and independence that is life-changing.
If you or a loved one has vision impairment due to juvenile macular degeneration schedule a free call with Dr. Golemba and his low vision team today!
Why should you choose Dr. Golemba for your Low Vision evaluation and care?
Dr. Golemba is the only member of the International Academy Of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) in BC and interned in retina and glaucoma.
Our low vision team is at the cutting edge of advanced diagnostic technology for Macular Degeneration, Stargardt's, Diabetes, Glaucoma and many other ocular diseases. Our experienced team will help you find the best low vision aids, telescope glasses and more to help you regain your independence.
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Port Alberni, BC V9Y 3R9
- Phone: 250-724-0933
- Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
In case of emergency outside office hours, go to West Coast General Hospital.