Oscar is a hollywood dancer from Winnipeg, who had Keratoconus in his eye, and was losing his vision from it, requiring a corneal transplant.
Leo is an active senior who felt like his eyes were aging faster than he was! His diagnosis was wet age related Macular Degeneration.
Shelly is a busy mom who was diagnosed with Diabetic Retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in Canadian adults.
Watch the video to find out how the Buhler Eye Care Centre helped each of these patients to restore their vision and resume their favourite activities!
Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba at Misericordia Health Centre, the Buhler Eye Care Centre - including 14 in-patient beds - is the largest comprehensive surgical and treatment program in Western Canada. There are 26 surgical ophthalmologists on staff, many with sub-specialty training, serving Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, the Territories and Nunavut.
The Buhler Eye Care Centre performs approximately 10,900 eye surgeries annually, including corneal transplants. Nearly 25,000 patients are seen in the ambulatory eye clinics for assessments and treatments, such as the new Lucentis injections - an innovative way to treat wet macular degeneration.
Complementing the centre of excellence is the new University of Manitoba Ophthalmology Residency Program, including a resident clinic and mock operating room where we train budding ophthalmologists.
Misericordia's ophthalmologists provide 24-hour on-call services.
Misericordia is also home to the Misericordia Eye Bank medical lab, where eye donations are used for transplantation and education. This medical lab is supported by the Eye Bank of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.
For more information about ophthalmology programs and the Buhler Eye Care Centre, visit the Misericordia Health Centre website.