Dr. Robert Semeniuk

Dr. Robert Semeniuk

Penticton, BC
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If you are looking for local services or  treatment from your Local Ophthalmologist in the office or hospital from a Local Ophthalmologist, contact a provider such as ( Dr. Robert Semeniuk ) to inquire if they are accepting patients or you need a referral.   Phone number to book an appointment 250-770-3233

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( Dr. Robert Semeniuk, Local Ophthalmologist Penticton, BC ), may talk about some of the conditions and some of the treatment options shown on the videos. Always talk with your Local Ophthalmologist about the information you learnt from the videos in regards to treatments for What is Glaucoma? and procedures the Local Ophthalmologist could  perform and if they would be appropriate for you. Remember good information is the corner stone to understanding your condition or disease.

local ophthalmologist is different from a local optometrist in that an optometrist doesn’t perform surgery. If you have a condition known as ocular hypertension, which is a result of high ocular pressure, your risk of developing glaucoma increases.Your optometrist or ophthalmologist may want to lower your IOP as a preventative measure.

Please contact ( Dr. Robert Semeniuk, Local Ophthalmologist Penticton, BC ) to enquire if this health care provider is accepting new patients.Patients are often concerned that an injection of material into their eye will be a painful or scary procedure. In fact, after the first or second injection, patients become quite at ease with the idea that they will have these injections, Following an intravitreal injection, you may feel pressure or grittiness in the eye, slight bleeding on the white of the eye and floaters in your vision. These are temporary and normal. As glaucoma progresses, it damages more and more of your optic nerve fibers, leading to vision loss. With primary open-angle glaucoma, the fluid can’t effectively flow back out of your eye. Angle-closure glaucoma occurs when the iris of the eye closes off the drainage angle completely, causing an increase in IOP pressure and damage to the optic nerve.

Glaucoma is a condition where there is increased pressure within the eyeball, causing damage to the optic nerve and gradual loss of sight.  If glaucoma is detected early preventative measures can be taken to save vision loss.

Cataracts can affect both eyes or just one, and some patients experience mild symptoms, while others can barely see any shapes or movements. Cataract symptoms include blurry vision, haloes, sensitivity to bright lights, decreased night vision, frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions, and faded colours.

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that primarily affect the optic nerve, which transmits visual information from the retina to the brain. In most cases of glaucoma, damage to the optic nerve is associated with increased pressure within the eye, known as intraocular pressure (IOP). However, glaucoma can also occur without elevated IOP, known as normal-tension glaucoma.

When the pressure inside the eye becomes elevated, it can cause compression and damage to the retinal fibers that make up the optic nerve. These fibers are responsible for transmitting visual signals to the brain, allowing us to see.

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    My annual visits with Dr Semeniuk have spanned more than 20 years. Each time, a multitude of tests and scans would always end with comprehensive explanations and recommendations of/for my immediate eye health. Current pictures of my eyes were displayed on large multiple monitors. I was always helped to understand all conditions fully. All my questions and concerns were responded to unhurriedly. Not so in May 2023, with Dr. Lauren Sawatzky. She was working there for her first time as a comprehensive ophthalmologist. In my case, she had no prebriefing. Instead, much of our initial time was spent assessing my tested results. Instead of explaining anything she would busily read my results, then quickly type her responses. Once, I interrupted by asking, "So what is my eye pressure?" she: "Oh! You know about that. It's 18." I asked what about glaucoma? She said, "Uh, (Paused), It's a bit worse!" No explaining, no results for me to see on the monitor, just more rapid typing. My only option now is to see what she typed after it reaches my family doctor. Then finally, in a "Que Será, Será" tone, she said, "You are at a rating of 15. Your drivers license could be taken away soon." She offered no clue as to why my vision had suddenly deteriorated to such an extreme. Nor did she seem curious to know or find out anything further about that "Minor Detail". I had reported two corneal displacement occurrences but they remained unacknowledged. (Perhaps she didn't read that part yet) Dr. Lauren Sawatzky is a classic example of why, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing." Annual eye health monitoring for me is integral. It most certainly will not be through Dr. R.M. Semeniuk's facility again.
    Submitted: May 31, 2023

Dr. Robert Semeniuk, Local Ophthalmologist, Penticton BC, Glaucoma NOW

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