Support the UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
The UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences’ is responding to the eye care needs of the community through excellence in research, education and community outreach. To achieve this mission, the Department teaches the next generation of eye care physicians, conducts research to advance knowledge in the field and applies new discoveries to develop more effective ways of preventing and treating blindness in BC and beyond.
Innovative Basic and Clinical Research
The Department is conducting innovative basic and clinical research to develop more effective ways of preventing and treating blindness. The Department’s researchers are currently developing novel stem cell therapies, investigating the risks and benefits of various treatments, and designing innovative devices to help people with low vision read text.
Training the Next Generation
The largest single-site department in Canada, each year UBC clinical faculty care for over 100,000 patients and educate more than 25 trainees, making it one of Canada’s top training sites. In addition to training residents and fellows and educating undergraduate medical students, the Department is home to a one-of-a-kind Surgical Skills Simulation Lab where trainees can practice their surgical skills.
The Department is committed to improving eye care in underserved populations. The Department’s currently works with Vancouver Native Health Society to provide eye care to individuals in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side and is partnering with Aravind Eye Care System and L V Prasad Eye Institute to train eye care physicians from India and Canada.
Your support is urgently need to enable the Department to build research capacity, recruit and train tomorrow’s leading researchers, purchase supplies and equipment for training and research, and continue its community outreach programs.
To donate online, please visit: www.support.ubc.ca/ophthalmology-fund
For more information on supporting the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, please contact:
317 – 2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3
855 West 12th Avenue
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation
Providence Health Care
Tel: 604-682-8206 or 1-800-720-2983