Dr. Steven Schendel

Dr. Steven Schendel

MD, FRSC (C)
Ophthalmologist
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Steven Schendel Bio

Dr. Steven Schendel , Ophthalmologist, Vancouver is a highly skilled glaucoma specialist who serves at the Eye Care Centre located in Vancouver General Hospital. With his expertise in the field, he focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, a group of eye conditions that can lead to vision loss if left untreated.

Dr. Steven Schendel , Ophthalmologist, Vancouver  obtained his medical degree from the University of Alberta in 2008. Following that, he pursued specialized training in ophthalmology through a residency program at the University of British Columbia (UBC), which he completed in 2013. Seeking further expertise in glaucoma, he traveled to Sydney, Australia, where Dr. Steven Schendel , Ophthalmologist, Vancouver   completed a glaucoma fellowship at the renowned Sydney Eye Hospital under the guidance of Dr. Ivan Goldberg. Driven by his passion for patient care, he returned to Vancouver in 2014 to begin his practice as a glaucoma specialist.

Alongside his clinical practice, Dr. Steven Schendel , Ophthalmologist, Vancouver  is actively involved in teaching and training the next generation of medical professionals. He is engaged in educating medical students, residents, and glaucoma fellows at the University of British Columbia. Through his teaching endeavors, he helps ensure the development of knowledgeable and skilled professionals in the field of ophthalmology.

Dr. Steven Schendel , Ophthalmologist, Vancouver  interests extend to both surgical management of glaucoma and cataract surgery. These areas of focus enable him to provide comprehensive care to his patients, addressing both the underlying glaucoma condition and any associated cataract-related issues. With his expertise, dedication to teaching, and commitment to providing exceptional patient care, Dr. Steven Schendel plays a crucial role in advancing the field of ophthalmology and improving the vision health of his patients. Dr. Steven Schendel , Ophthalmologist, Vancouver Is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Canadian Ophthalmological Society and the Canadian Medical Association

Keywords: retinamacular disease, vitreous humour, Dry Eye,  vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma and Intravitreal Injections, What is Macular Degeneration

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Cataract Surgery

Cataract Causes and Symptoms

Diagnosing Glaucoma

Featuring Dr. Steven Schendel, MD, FRSC (C), Ophthalmologist video title: Cataract Causes and Symptoms Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds

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Keywords: retina, macular disease, vitreous humour, Dry Eye,  vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma and Intravitreal Injections

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( Dr. Steven Schendel, Local Ophthalmologist Vancouver, 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. Steven Schendel, Local Ophthalmologist Vancouver, 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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Ratings for Dr. Steven Schendel MD, FRSC (C), Local Ophthalmologist, Vancouver BC, Glaucoma NOW

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    Dr Schendel is a wonderful doctor and surgeon, caring and skillful.
    Submitted: January 10, 2024
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    Did not go over test results. No explanation whatsoever. Left with the feeling that if it's not a surgical case, I'm costing him revenue time.
    Submitted: November 30, 2023
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    Dr. Steven Schendel was successful in dealing with cataract surgery. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good Ophthalmologist in Vancouver, BC
    Submitted: November 28, 2023
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    Dr. Steven Schendel, MD, FRSC (C), Ophthalmologist helped me successfully with my Cataracts and explained the Symptoms and causes
    Submitted: November 23, 2023
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    Dr. Steven Schendel helped me successfully with my glaucoma. I would recommend Dr. Steven Schendel, to anyone looking fora good Ophthalmologist, Vancouver, BC
    Submitted: November 12, 2023
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    Dr Schendel is an excellent glaucoma surgeon. He is caring and meticulous in his eye examination. The best Dr one can hope to have to look after your eyes!
    Submitted: March 09, 2023
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    Can be brusque and dismissive. Perhaps he is seeing too many patients.
    Submitted: November 27, 2022
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    Dr. Steven Schendel MD, FRSC (C), Local Ophthalmologist is an excellent in Local Ophthalmologist, Vancouver BC
    Submitted: November 15, 2022
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    I appreciate that Dr SS explained my glaucoma and cataract thoroughly, articulated follow up treatment options and answered my questions clearly. He respectfully asked me how his proposed sounded to me. He gave me a chance to make my informed consent.
    Submitted: July 03, 2022
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    Very professional and expertise in his profession. Explained treatment approach and followed up after treatment. I highly recommended!!
    Submitted: July 20, 2021
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    After 2 days of tests, I was told to rebook in a year. No diagnosis was given except by the receptionist on my way out (handout contained information on angle closure glaucoma) I was surprised when I read it, and upset that the doctor didn't take the time to discuss the diagnosis with me, or even give it, what the long term effects might be, or what future treatment might include. Why not worry about it for another year? I am extremely uncomfortable that these questions I have won't be answered, and now I need to try to get a second opinion so I can have 5 minutes speaking with a doctor
    Submitted: March 21, 2021
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    Dr. Schendel is exceptional in his manner as an ophthalmologist, his expertise as a glaucoma specialist, and his skill as a surgeon. He puts me at ease because I know I'm in good hands.
    Submitted: October 19, 2018
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    Extrodinary eye care. I had caterack surgery everything was well explained, short wait times, excelent follow up.. ,
    Submitted: November 12, 2017
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    I have seen him for glaucoma care and have been very pleased. He was able to fit me in on an urgent basis and explained my condition to me.
    Submitted: October 10, 2017
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    Good doc, friendly and explains problems well. Would recommend.
    Submitted: September 16, 2016
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    I have seen him for glaucoma care and have been very pleased. He was able to fit me in on an urgent basis and explained my condition to me.
    Submitted: April 27, 2016
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    Dr. Steven Schendel has been my Ophthalmologist in Vancouver for two years and I have nothing but good things to say about Dr Schendel. I would recommend Dr Schendel to anyone looking for a good Ophthalmologist in Vancouver.
    Submitted: March 08, 2016
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    Saw Dr. Steven Schendel an Ophthalmologist in Vancouver to discusses cataract surgery and was very impressed with his level of understanding and expertise. he was very informative with educational material and providing with a solution to my problem. I would recommend Dr. Schendel to anyone looking for a good Ophthalmologist in Vancouver
    Submitted: February 05, 2016

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