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Research Institute

Prism Eye Institute™ believes that research is an essential part of improving eye care for our patients. It is through research and innovation that we are able to offer our patients the best treatment and care options.

Our History in Research

We have a long history of participating in large-scale clinical trials as well as producing high quality independent research publications. Our team of world-class ophthalmologists has a keen interest in advancing clinical science in order to be able to offer their patients the best care possible.

Research Team

Our research team is comprised of our Head of Clinical Research & Innovation, our Research Scientist, and three Research Fellows. With over 50 combined years of research experience, our team supports our doctors in all their research endeavors and ensures that all research carried out at Prism Eye Institute™ is of the highest standards.

Current Initiatives

We are currently involved in multiple large-scale, multi-centre clinical trials. Along with these large industry sponsored studies, we are also carrying out a number of our own independently driven studies that will help us improve the care that we provide to our patients.

For more information on our on-going research, please contacts us at research@prismeye.ca

A Brief History of MIGS by Dr. Ike Ahmed

2014 Binkhorst Medal recipient, Ike Ahmed, is a world-renowned ophthalmologist in the elds of glaucoma, complex cataract surgery and IOL complications. He coined the term “MIGS” – micro-invasive glaucoma surgery – and with his peers, has opened a new ank in the battle to reduce intraocular pressure, ushering in a new generation of surgical approaches and devices.

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Results: Ahmed Glaucoma Valve vs. Baerveldt Glaucoma Implant

Recently, a contingent of our doctors and research personnel attended the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, both to present our work and learn about advances in eye care. Here’s an example of research done within our clinics looking at the outcomes of two common glaucoma surgeries performed by our doctors.

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COVID-19 Policy and Updates

Prism Eye Institute has taken the greatest measures and we have incorporated the highest standards to ensure you, your loved ones and our team members are safe while in our clinics. We have invested heavily in our teams, our technologies and our equipment to ensure we have implemented all available resources for reducing the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

What are we doing?

All patients and staff are screened prior to entry to our clinics. This means everyone’s temperature is taken and questions to help identify any risks will be asked. All visitors and their supports personnel must wear properly fitting face masks prior to entering any of our clinics and the buildings they are in.

All of our staff wear face masks, and some will have added protection of face shields, gowns and gloves depending on the level of contact they have with our patients. Our waiting rooms have been modified to observe social distancing and our clinic flow has been adjusted to ensure social distancing is adhered to through the whole patient journey from check-in to check-out and everything in between. All of our equipment, chairs and exam lanes are cleaned with disinfectants between each patient; and each night our clinics go through a more stringent level of sanitation practices to mitigate any surface contamination.

Investments in technology have allowed us to reduce staff onsite while having them work from home. We’ve made advancements in our services so that many appointments can be done through virtual care, further reducing the number of patients needing to come into clinic.

Lastly, we have systems in place to ensure we are up to date on the latest health developments in all the regions we operate in. Based on these developments we respond quickly to make any necessary adjustments to maintain the highest level of safety for you, for us and our communities.