Misericordia Health Centre's
dynamic Eye Care Centre of Exellence
- including 14 in-patient beds - is the largest comprehensive surgical and treatment program in Western Canada. There are 27 surgical ophthalmologists on staff, many with subspecialty training, serving Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, the Territories and Nunavut. Approximately 12,000 eye surgeries are performed annually, including corneal transplants. Nearly 32,000 patients are seen in the ambulatory eye clinics for assessments and treatments. Our clinics – offering specialized testing such as fluorescein angiography and eye ultrasound – include residency teaching, oncology, macular degeneration, and retinal – where intravitreal injections are used to administer medications to treat a variety of retinal conditions.
Complementing our centre of excellence is the University of Manitoba Ophthalmology Residency Program, including a resident clinic and mock operating room where budding ophthalmologists are trained.
Our ophthalmologists provide 24-hour on-call services. We are also home to the Misericordia Eye Bank medical lab, where eye donations are used for transplantation, research and education. This medical lab is supported by the Eye Bank of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.