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The Latest in Retina

June 2nd, 2015 at 12:01 am

At EyedeologyTM, we believe in providing the most comprehensive eye examination to every one of our patients. That is why you may be asked to have a dilated eye exam so that we may examine the retina most thoroughly to rule out diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetes, hypertension, tumours and many other eye conditions. Exciting developments in retina research and clinical care are happening right now such as these headlines: “Blind man sees wife for first time in more than a decade with Bionic eye” “Blind Mother sees her baby for the first time” Imagine for someone who has Read More…

Our doctors giving back to the Calgary Community

June 1st, 2015 at 12:01 am

CUPS (Calgary Urban Project Society) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income individuals and families with healthcare, education and housing. I have been privileged to be a volunteer optometrist for CUPS for many years by providing free eye exams to patients of CUPS. Any eyewear required by these patients are provided for by the One Sight program. The stories I have heard from some of these patients are heart-breaking to inspiring to sad. Often they come to CUPS because they have lost their job, because they could not see to do their job, because they broke or lost their Read More…

OUR MOTHERS WERE RIGHT … EAT YOUR SPINACH! (and KALE)

April 29th, 2015 at 10:31 pm

As children weren’t we all told to eat our vegetables before we could leave the dinner table? Well it turns out our mothers were correct! We should be eating our spinach, and better yet, KALE! Dark leafy green vegetables are known to be the best source of antioxidants called lutein, and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin are pigments found in our macula, the area in the back of the eye which gives us our detailed central vision. These pigments are responsible for absorbing the blue and UV lighting from everyday objects, therefore protecting our macula from their harmful effects. Our bodies Read More…

An Unusual Case of Myopic Shift Post Acquired Brain Injury

April 1st, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Background Ocular and visual problems are frequent consequences of an acquired brain injury (ABI). The literature suggests that many patients demonstrate a myopic shift in refractive error after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of an ABI. Three reported courses are suggested. Most commonly the myopia resolves under cycloplegic conditions, secondly the shift is transient, and least commonly the myopia increases over time. This case report, although not due to a TBI, is an example of the least common subgroup. Case Report The patient, a 63 year-old male, presented with a history (15 months prior to initial evaluation) of Read More…

Glaucoma Awareness Week

March 12th, 2015 at 11:22 am

Glaucoma Glaucoma affects 1-3% of the population in the western world age 40 and over. An estimated 400 000 Canadians have glaucoma. According to the world health organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world after cataracts. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a chronic eye disease that results in damage to the optic nerve.  As it damages the optic nerve, there is a loss of peripheral vision gradually affecting central vision. There are several different types of glaucoma most being asymptomatic. Glaucoma can only be detected by regular eye examinations by our eye doctors. It is Read More…

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Blue Light Exposure and Eye Strain – Are you at risk?

March 4th, 2015 at 10:19 am

Every day we find not only ourselves but our children spending longer hours in front of a digital device. In fact, according to a 2012 survey conducted by The Vision Council, more than 1/3 of adults spend 4-6 hours a day with digital media or related electronic devices. In fact, 14% of young adults spend 10-12 hours per day. According to the American Pediatric Association, children are learning from their parents habits and spending an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media, including televisions, computers/laptops/tablets, smartphones, gaming devices, and other electronic devices.  As an Optometrist, I receive frequent Read More…

Never Neglect Your Lashes: the Onset of Blepharitis

February 4th, 2015 at 4:35 pm

What is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is defined as a chronic inflammatory disease of the eyelids. The cause of Blepharitis is an excess of the bacteria that commonly lives along the lid and base of our eyelashes. It is a condition that can be developed by anyone at any point in their lives. However, the onset of this condition more commonly appears with age as our bodies make fewer antibodies in our tears.  A biofilm is produced when there is excess production of bacteria, trapping debris along our eyelashes, which in turn releases bacterial exotoxins along the lid margin. As a result, the Read More…

New to Eyedeology: CIRRUS™ HD-OCT Ocular Coherence Tomography

January 23rd, 2015 at 11:36 am

CIRRUS™ HD-OCT Ocular Coherence Tomography Detect ocular disease up to 10 years ahead of time Early detection is the key to prevention at EyedeologyTM.  The Cirrus HD-OCT helps our Optometrists to diagnose and monitor retinal and optic nerve problems before any avoidable, permanent damage is done.  The high quality and accuracy of the scans provide information on your eyes that is unavailable with any other technology.  For our Optometrists, a detailed understanding of your eyes is essential to safeguard your vision for many years to come. The Cirrus HD-OCT never touches your eye so there is no discomfort.   It is Read More…

Canadian Optometrists Further Education

December 4th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

The government of Alberta has announced changes that will improve access to quality eye care for all Albertans. Doctors of optometry are highly trained eye doctors who examine, diagnose, treat and correct conditions, diseases and disorders of the human visual system, the eye and its associated structures. As well as providing comprehensive eye and vision care services, optometrists play a major role in a patients overall health and well being by detecting ocular signs of systemic diseases such as diabetes and blood pressure. The role of Optometrists is going to provide Albertans with improved access to essential eye care services. Read More…

contact lens hygiene

November 1st, 2014 at 1:23 pm

We have heard many stories in the media recently regarding people losing their vision due to over wear of contact lenses and poor contact lens compliance. Inappropriate care of contact lenses leads to infection which can lead to blindness. Appropriate care of your contact lenses, storage cases and hygiene are all essential to keep your eyes healthy. At EyedeologyTM our eye doctors fit and examine the contact lenses on the eye and make sure the prescription and the size is ideal for each patient. We then train patients on how to insert and remove contact lenses while explaining how important Read More…