Eye Physicians & Surgeons
Association Of Alberta
SEE BETTER LIVE BETTER
EPSAA is here to support practicing ophthalmologists in Alberta by advocating for them and providing resources and information for the general public and government parties. We are a non-profit society that is committed to doing the best for our members and promoting the study of ophthalmology.
It has been over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and our Albertan Ophthalmologists are implementing systematic and evidence-based measures to ensure the safety of our patients, while maintaining the highest level of eye care. Our hospital-based Ophthalmology sites continue to run 365 days a year, providing emergency Ophthalmic clinical and surgical care. Our staff are working diligently to keep our patients safe, keeping in mind the necessity of our examinations for patients with eye disease. This includes added protectant guards for our slit lamps to prevent physician-patient infection transmission, modified clinical spaces to direct patient traffic more efficiently, and screening phone calls prior to in-person appointments. While navigating the difficulties we face in this global pandemic, our ophthalmologists are still providing necessary preventative and therapeutic surgical eye care, including cataracts, retinal surgery, strabismus surgery, glaucoma surgery, oculoplastics and orbital surgery, and more. EPSAA is committed to keeping Albertans up to date on how Ophthalmology practice is changing over the upcoming months.
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT
Dr. Stephanie dotchin
It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since COVID-19 made its entry in March. It has resulted in restrictions on the general public as well as acute overarching pressures on all medical professionals globally that continue today. Here in Alberta, medical personnel continue to face new demands as hospitals and ICUs filled throughout the year, threatening capacity and putting many elective procedures on hold. Now, with mass vaccinations underway, there is hope our lives will return to some degree of stability towards the end of summer.
Leaders are frequently asked to combine vision, mandate and authority. As ophthalmologists, EPSAA members are the authority on eye and vision care in Alberta. We understand all too well the importance of vision, and I hope our collective vision continues to drive us to serve Albertans well.
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VISION & HEALTH
promoting great eye health
Taking care of your vision and eye health is essential. That's what ophthalmologists are here to help you do. It's important to know about common eye conditions, what to look out for, and know when to get your regular eye exams.
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COMMON EYE CONDITIONS
what should I look out for?
Knowing what common eye conditions there are is a great way to keep your eye and vision health in shape. These are some of the most common eye conditions that ophthalmologists treat.
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
- Eyelid Disorders
- Dry Eye
- Retinal Detachment/Tear
- Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Ocular Trauma