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Jetrea – Treatment for Vitreomacular Traction

Jetrea

Jetrea is the first and only drug to treat sight-threatening, symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion affecting an estimated 15,000 Canadians each year. Jetrea was approved by Health Canada in 2013.

Vitreomacular adhesion occurs when the gel inside the eye starts to pull on the retina. In doing so, vision can be distorted or blurred. If patients are affected by this and it doesn’t resolve on its own, Jetrea can be injected by a retinal specialist.

Jetrea is an active enzyme that works to break down the protein fibers that cause the abnormal pull between the gel inside the eye and the retina.

The Optometrists at Abbey Eye Care, with the use of highly advanced imaging, can determine if you have Vitreomacular Traction. If the diagnosis is confirmed we can send you to a Retinal specialist to see if you are indeed a candidate for a Jetrea injection.

Written by Dr Jeff Goodhew

Dr. Goodhew graduated from the University of Waterloo with his Optometry degree in 1993 and became therapeutically licensed in 2000. He enjoys being an active part of his profession, having served as the President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists from 2014 through 2016. Dr. Goodhew also served as the co-chair of the National Public Education Committee for the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

Dr. Goodhew enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He has a special interest in fitting advanced contact lens designs and has worked as a consultant for some of the world’s largest contact lens companies, including Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

Dr. Goodhew is also a partner in Socialpractice.ca; a social media consulting firm designed to help healthcare providers leverage the power of social media. Outside of work, he is passionate about running, cycling, snowboarding and spending time with his wife Dr. Tina Goodhew and their two teenage sons: Camden and Braedon.

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Abbey Eye Care looks forward to serving you and your family. Our office is located on the Southeast corner of Dundas and Third Line.

Abbey Eye Care

D15, 2501 Third Line
Oakville, ON, L6M 5A9

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Phone: 905.847.3937
Fax: 1.866.356.2790
Email: [email protected]

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Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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