Invisible Condition

Many of my patients live with invisible conditions like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, migraine or concussion to name a few. Tim Reitsma’s podcast on this really resonates with me. We can all be a bit more compassionate and empathetic towards our fellow humans if we think that they may be suffering in […]

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URGENT: PRODUCT RECALL- CROMOLYN EYE DROPS

Health Canada has recalled Cromolyn Eye Drops,10 mL (DIN 02009277).  The Health Canada Product Recall public advisory can be found here and includes detailed information about the recall. See the Health Canada advisory here: Cromolyn Eye Drops recalled due to risk of infection – Canada.ca

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Wildfire smoke in your eyes? Doctors say we need to do more to study its long-term impacts

Wildfire smoke in your eyes? Doctors say we need to do more to study its long-term impacts

Check out the article below from the CBC feature Dr. Briar Sexton discussing how smoke from wildfires affects eyes, some tips for your eye protection and the importance of research on this topic: Wildfire smoke in your eyes? Doctors say we need to do more to study its long-term impacts […]

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Blind Swimmer to Tackle Strait of Georgia for Guide Dog Fundraiser

Blind Swimmer to Tackle Strait of Georgia for Guide Dog Fundraiser

We are all so proud of patient and active blind community leader Scott Rees. After slowly losing vision to Retinitis Pigmentosa he has decided to swim across the Georgia Straight to raise funds for Guide Dogs Canada. Today is International Guide Dog Day! Please consider donating here. Guide dogs restore […]

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B.C. man cautions against common but toxic plant after exposure caused temporary vision loss

B.C. man cautions against common but toxic plant after exposure caused temporary vision loss

Despite working as an ophthalmologist in BC for 18 years I did not know that Giant Hogweed could cause temporary vision loss! Watch out for this malicious and invasive species as you enjoy beautiful outdoor BC this year! Check out the full article on CBC Here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/giant-hogweed-bc-man-temporary-blindness-1.6767704

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Why You Might Want to Give Green Light Therapy a Go for Migraine

Why You Might Want to Give Green Light Therapy a Go for Migraine

I was really interested to read about the studies involving migraine and green light. While the science is young and emerging the physicians studying this and being quoted in this article are highly credible experts. If I had migraines, I would definitely try this. Link to article: Why You Might Want […]

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See The Possibilities

See The Possibilities

Check out the go to website for Canadian eye health!

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Know Your O’s

Know Your O’s

Do you “know your O’s”? Most people don’t know the different roles that opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists play in looking after their eye health. Take these two quizzes to challenge yourself to learn how well you know the role that opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists play in looking after your eye […]

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Naturespeak: My journey from animal enthusiast to bird nerd

Naturespeak: My journey from animal enthusiast to bird nerd

Photo Credit: Craig Gauld Check out my article from the Whistler Pique: Naturespeak: My journey from animal enthusiast to bird nerd

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Naturespeak: The American dipper—a small swimming crow?

Naturespeak: The American dipper—a small swimming crow?

Photo Credit: Craig Gauld Check out my article in the Whistler Pique: Naturespeak: The American dipper—a small swimming crow?

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