Eye Health

Information on eye (ocular) surgery and eye (ophthalmology) procedures available through Island Health.

Eye Surgeries and Procedures

To learn more about eye surgeries and procedures offered in the Vancouver Island Health Authority, browse the menu on the left or follow these links:

You may learn more about eye conditions and diseases on the HealthLink BC website.

Please note: Cataract patients receive foldable monofocal intraocular lenses at no charge. For more information, visit the Medical and Health Care Benefits web page and view our Questions and Answers

The information on this website is not meant to give health care advice. For advice and information specific to your health concerns, please talk to a doctor.

Instruction Sheets and Tools

Information Sheets

Cataract Surgery

Before, During and After your Cataract Surgery

Decision Points

The HealthLink BC website offers the following Decision Point topics that can help you understand the key information and important issues related to your eye health decision.

Actionsets

The HealthLink BC website offers the following Actionsets, which are topics designed to help you or someone you care for take an active role in managing your eye health condition.

Services

News & Events

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Island Health Magazine Spring 2021

Island Health magazine spring 2021 features articles on COVID-19 including a look back at the past year. Also included are articles on the health benefits of spending time in nature, memory loss and aging, and a moving article about one family’s journey with hospice care.

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Currents Winter 2021

Currents Winter 2021

Read vaccination stories, updates on the Cowichan District Hospital build and more, in the latest edition of Currents!

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Cowichan eye-surgery patient Canada’s first recipient of new lens implant technology

Cowichan eye-surgery patient Canada’s first recipient of new lens implant technology

Tracy Parow is Canada’s first recipient of new lens implant technology.

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