Dr. Steven Shaver

Dr. Steven Shaver

Ophthalmologist
Courtenay, BC
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Dr. Steven Shaver Bio



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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 Shaver, Local Ophthalmologist Courtenay, 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 Shaver, Local Ophthalmologist Courtenay, 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.

Ratings for Dr. Steven Shaver, Local Ophthalmologist, Courtenay BC, Glaucoma NOW

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    Very rude man support staff very good . Could never go see him again, too curt and rude
    Submitted: December 30, 2022
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    Arrogant and uncommunicative doctor. Laughed at the pronunciation of my previous doctor’s name and gave minimal information on my diagnosis. I left feeling stunned at the level of care.
    Submitted: December 12, 2022
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    Dr shaver performed cataract surgery for both eyes. Tests, surgeries, and checkups were handled very professionally My eyes are now incredibly improved - I paid for the upgraded lenses. Everything is lighter, brighter and clearer. I would recommend Dr Shaver and his clinic to anyone.
    Submitted: March 22, 2022
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    The staff at Dr Shaver's could not have been more friendly, courteous, and helpful. My experience with his team was excellent, both at the hospital and at the clinic.
    Submitted: August 18, 2021
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    I did not make it past reception. I take three medications to assist my breathing as I have low lung capacity and compromised respiration. I have had both vaccinations, the mask mandate was less than 12 hours from being rescinded and we live in North Island with zero covid 19 cases. I was informed I could wait outside which I did. There is no shade in the parking lot and we were in the middle of a heat wave.(Wednesday 30th June) I began to pant. I went back in to the empty waiting room and sat in the corner farthest from reception and pulled my mask down to expose my nostrils. I inhaled nasally and exhaled orally for a few minutes. I was almost back to normal when I was called to begin my appointment. The answer to my request to leave my mask exposing my nose was an emphatic no! I had no choice but leave and return to Campbell River. Three hours wasted and unfortunately a resentment for the staff of this office
    Submitted: July 02, 2021
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    I was given no update on my eyes since my last visit. I found him to be very intimidating and was too frightened to ask. I got a lecture on smoking I am 68 years old and can make my own decisions. When I I did ask him questions he spoke to me like I was a five year old. I have no idea if my cataracts are any worse than they were a year ago. There was no education given apart from just throw the cigarettes away.
    Submitted: January 09, 2021
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    Was rushed through a cataract exam and came out with very little/ no information about the state of the cataracts, options, time frames of progression. Left feeling very uncomfortable.
    Submitted: December 18, 2020
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    This office does not respond to formal, written requests; the reception staff is flippant and unprofessional; the office has refused to provide me with a copy of my clinical records, contrary to HIPPA guidelines and regulations. I have reported Dr Shaver's office to the College of Physicians & Surgeons this same date.
    Submitted: October 23, 2018

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