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Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic | Vision Training in Calgary

Vision rehabilitation is an essential service for those suffering visual impairment. At Calgary Eye Specialist Clinic, in addition to managing the medical and surgical needs of all our patients, we want to prioritize low vision rehabilitation and its role in empowering patients to make use of their remaining sights to function and live independently.

Key Insights on Visual Impairment and Rehabilitation
  • Visual impairment is on the rise! Due to age-related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, the need for low-vision rehabilitation services has been multiplying.
  • Visual impairment can result in a variety of negative health outcomes and significantly affects activities of daily living and as a result, symptoms of depression and anxiety can be accelerated with those patients.
  • Vision rehabilitation is a service offered to people with low vision to optimize functional ability and independence.
  • Vision rehabilitation is a part of the healthcare continuum with various providers involved in the circle of care including optometrists, occupational therapists, social workers and other rehabilitation specialists.
  • Conversations surrounding low vision rehabilitation are important to have! Due to lack of awareness or a lack of accessibility, low vision rehabilitation can be an uncomfortable conversation to have with a doctor or with loved ones suffering from limited resources.

Dr. Khosla’s Modern Approach to Low Vision Rehabilitation
Low Vision rehabilitation services have a positive impact on patients’ quality of life, independence, and emotional well-being. Studies have shown that decreased vision is also associated with an increased risk of falls, hindering safe and independent living, eventually leading to an earlier than needed admission into a long-term care facility.

As part of this service, a formal assessment by Dr. Khosla will help characterize residual vision and a patient-centered rehabilitation plan is created. The rehabilitation plan will include lighting techniques, magnifying devices, and adapting the home environment for safety protocols and navigation purposes.

Dr. Khosla is committed to bringing awareness and ensuring that all his patients feel empowered to make use of their remaining vision and are given access to all resources so that they may be able to live and function independently and confidently. If you are wanting to know more about Modern Low Vision Rehabilitation, please visit https://ab.visionlossrehab.ca for more information.

The Role of Microperimetry and Biofeedback in image Relocation with age-related macular degeneration

When addressing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common eye condition affecting the centre of the visual field, Dr. Khosla employs innovative techniques to help patients achieve better vision. One such technique is biofeedback relocation.

This method aims to stabilize oculomotor functions and enhance the function of the preferred retinal loci. By redirecting incoming images to the newly developed “pseudofovea” command centre for vision, which compensates for the damaged central area, biofeedback assists in improving vision in cases of macular loss.

Studies on low vision rehabilitation therapy have consistently demonstrated improvements in specific skills after applying techniques designed to enhance the use of the Preferred Retinal Locus (PRL).

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Biofeedback is a guided visual exercise and training tool for the eyes, enabling patients to adapt to their altered visual abilities. It provides immediate feedback, assisting patients in learning to focus by utilizing the still-healthy parts of the retina.

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At our Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic in Calgary, we are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to individuals with visual impairment. Our goal is to empower our patients to confidently live and function independently.

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