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Pandemic Pressures on BC Doctors

In case any of you are wondering, I’m ok. I’m better than ok. I have a job I love, I am well supported at work by my staff and at home by my husband. I have gratitude and appreciation for this privilege. Many of my colleagues can’t say the same. I […]

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Predators and prey use their eyes very differently. Read about how this chameleon can, literally, watch his own back!

Predators and prey use their eyes very differently. Read about how this chameleon can, literally, watch his own back!

Eyes have evolved differently in different animals depending on how they use them. Nocturnal creatures are designed to see more at night. Predators and prey use their eyes very differently. After some recent rainfall, the land has come alive again. The trees are budding new leaves, grass turned green overnight […]

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Inspiring Story: Dancer J.G. Chakyo and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Inspiring Story: Dancer J.G. Chakyo and Rheumatoid Arthritis

A lot of my patients are living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. They see me either because they have inflammatory eye disease or for screening due to potential side effects of their arthritis medications. One patient, Julia Chayko, ended up channeling her passion for dance into writing when she received her arthritis […]

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Check out: 60 Minutes: Architect goes blind, says he’s actually gotten better at his job”

Check out: 60 Minutes: Architect goes blind, says he’s actually gotten better at his job”

   Check out this article and watch the video from 60 minutes:  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/architect-chris-downey-goes-blind-says-hes-actually-gotten-better-at-his-job-60-minutes-2019-08-11/   Architect goes blind, says he’s actually gotten better at his job”   A social worker tried to tell him about “career alternatives” after he lost his sight, but Chris Downey wasn’t about to stop being an […]

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Globe and Mail: World Sight Day

WORLD SIGHT DAY Vision health awareness – maximizing the potential of Canadians to benefit from advances in ophthalmology Canada’s Ophthalmologists care about your vision. Enjoy this great article published on World Sight Day in the Globe and Mail on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Click on this link below to read […]

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‘Black box’ founders using artificial intelligence & research collaborations to further improve surgical safety

‘Black box’ founders using artificial intelligence & research collaborations to further improve surgical safety

“For many years medicine has looked towards aviation on how to best manage risk. This innovative project at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto will help avoid unnecessary surgical complications and give us better insight into how her operating room should be working.” – Dr. Briar Sexton ‘Black Box’ founders using […]

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Watch CBC: Night Strike

Watch CBC: Night Strike

  We would like to invite you to watch this inspiring story from CBC:   Johnny Tai is a blind martial artist and self-defense instructor. Underneath his independence lies an instinct for survival that sustained him throughout his tumultuous and abusive family life Click the link below to watch: https://www.cbc.ca/shortdocs/shorts/night-strike   […]

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Watch CBC: You Can’t Ask That “Visual Impairment”

Watch CBC: You Can’t Ask That “Visual Impairment”

From all walks of life, the visually impaired we meet in this episode answer questions about what it is like to navigate the world without sight and the answers are very enlightening. Here’s what Guest author Donovan Tildesley (a Paralympic athlete who medalled in 4 games and was Canada’s flag bearer in Beijing)  […]

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Science News: 3D printed artificial corneas similar to human ones

Science News: 3D printed artificial corneas similar to human ones

Check out this fascinating article from: Your source for the latest research news 3D printed artificial corneas similar to human ones: Team replicated human corneal structure and fabricated a transparent cornea with the lattice pattern When a person has a severely damaged cornea, a corneal transplant is required. However, there […]

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Check out out this interesting article by Bruce Arnott: The Incredible Eyesight of Baboons

Check out out this interesting article by Bruce Arnott: The Incredible Eyesight of Baboons

The Incredible Eyesight of Baboons Bruce ArnottApril 24, 201913 The chacma baboon is a very dynamic, adaptable and successful animal in the bushveld. They live in troops of all different ages and sizes; the troop is usually led by one or a small group of dominant males. The troop size […]

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