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Disease Management for Practitioners

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Many practitioners and eye doctors treat a wide range of eye disease in Kelowna, BC but only a few doctors can provide the necessary testing to get a clear, complete picture of each patient. Younger patients will likely need a simple slit lamp to get a thorough checkup, but older patients can benefit from digital photography of their optic nerves, retina health, or tear layers, for example, to prevent damage caused by eye disease.

Eye disease like Glaucoma has been called the “sneak thief of sight” as optometrists historically up to today struggle to find signs of the disease until it's already progressed. However, with modern digital photography and close examination of the optic nerve, Glaucoma can be diagnosed and treated earlier for longer, healthier vision. An OCT scan is a simple test that’s performed at our office daily, and we’re happy to help bring other practitioners access to this valuable technology.

Diabetic eye disease affects more patient yearly, yet diabetic retinopathy or macular edema don’t have to be the cause of concern. A yearly exam with an eye doctor can provide a safety net against vision loss from diabetes. Although a dilation may be performed at various offices, Vision Support and Dry Eye Centre carries the latest in corneal topography and retinal imaging to capture a wide-range photo of your eye. Co-managing your patients with us can help you detect early signs of leaky blood vessels to lead your patients to the right treatment at the earliest signs.

Macular Degeneration has been challenging for various practitioners, and in some cases, AREDS2 didn’t help their AMD patients vision. Understanding the underlying causes of macular degeneration in your patients is a matter that’s of utmost importance and taken seriously by many professionals. We decided to add to our line of co-management, MaculaRisk, to definitively identify the unique nutritional formula for each individual. This revolutionary test has changed the way we care for our patients. Let us help you better the care for your Macular Degeneration patients, together.

For more information on co-managing your patient’s eye diseases, contact our office today.