Eye Care Centre of Excellence
MHC’s Eye Care Centre of Excellence, open 24/7 for eye emergencies, is the largest comprehensive surgical and treatment program in Western Canada serving Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, the Territories and Nunavut. Nearly 30 staff surgical ophthalmologists perform more than 13,000 eye surgeries annually, including sight-restoring corneal transplants.
More than 40,000 patients are assessed and treated annually in ambulatory eye clinics in the Buhler Eye Care Centre. Highly specialized eye clinics include pediatric, neuro-ophthalmic, macular degeneration and retinal – where intravitreal injections are used to administer medications to treat a variety of retinal conditions. The clinics offer testing such as fluorescein angiography and eye ultrasound.
Ophthalmologists provide 24-hour on-call services with 14 ophthalmology assessment unit in-patient beds.
Complementing the Eye Care Centre of Excellence is the University of Manitoba Ophthalmology Residency Program which includes a resident clinic and wet lab for residents to practice surgical skills, a critical component of residency training.
Manitobans depend on Misericordia’s Eye Care Centre’s interprofessional team. This includes social workers, occupational therapists, Home Care staff and outreach nurses who provide follow-up care and eye-health information sessions.
MHC also works closely with Tissue Bank Manitoba: eye donations are crucial for transplantation, research and education.
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- Patient guide before eye surgery – English or French
- Patient guide following eye procedures – English or French