Macular Degeneration Care On Vancouver Island
Caring For Macular Degeneration
What is Macular Degeneration?
Macular Degeneration is a disease effecting over 15 million Americans. The disease is commonly found in seniors over the age of 60.
As macular degeneration progresses it causes extreme damage to the macula of the eye causing central vision loss. Central vision loss is the clouding or darkening of the the part of your vision that recognizes faces, reads text, and watch television.
Macular degeneration does not have a cure, but there are many options such as bioptics, telescope glasses, centrasight implants, and vision aids which can dramatically improve the quality of life of those with macular degeneration.
Tools For Macular Degeneration
The telescope implant is intended for patients with advanced stages of macular degeneration, and the praise from our patients who received these implants is incredible.
Bioptics and Telescopes:
People with macular degeneration may be able to meet the requirements for driving using bioptic telescopes. Our patients have had tremendous success regaining their independence; driving, reading, and recognizing faces, using telescopes for macular degeneration.
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.