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Programs & Services
Buhler Eye Care Centre

Our dynamic 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 subspeciality training, serving Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, the Territories and Nunavut.

We perform 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 our 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. Read the latest University of Manitoba Department of Ophthalmology newsletter!

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 and education. This medical lab is supported by the Eye Bank of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.

Other information:

Read How to Administer Eye-Drops

Read about Eye Safety

Quick facts about the Buhler Eye Care Centre

Services for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Low Vision: resources and practical suggestions


Misericordia Health Centre Nursing, Social Work and Occupational Therapy staff are available to provide eye related and health promotion / illness prevention sessions, eye care and adaptive counseling, glaucoma screening and post discharge follow up. For more information call (204) 788-8031.

What's New

An Ocular Oncology Support Group for persons with melanoma of the eye (either newly or previously diagnosed) is held monthly at the Misericordia Health Centre. The group is facilitated by a social worker and focuses on emotional support and information sharing between members. Interested persons please contact Betty Vallejo at 204-788-8172.

Read more about Vision and Health



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