Diabetic Retinopathy Care On Vancouver Island
What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
This condition occurs when blood vessels change in the retina, in some cases causing blood vessels to swell or leak fluid. Blood vessels may also close off completely, or a process called neovascularization may take place, in which new and abnormal blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina, causing it to wrinkle, seriously damaging your vision.
When blood sugar levels get too high for too long, it is possible that damage will be done to the blood vessels that supply blood to the retina. Over time this damage will cause the blood vessels to begin leaking fluids, causing swelling and other damaging effects to the eye.
Living With Diabetic Retinopathy
- Spots or dark strings floating in your vision (floaters)
- Blurred vision
- Fluctuating vision
- Impaired color vision
- Dark or empty areas in your vision
- Vision loss
Your low vision doctor will show the different options to help you achieve maximum independence and vision.
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.
Dr. Golemba, Member of IALVS
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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.