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

Code Hack 2020

Code Hack is back!

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Island Health is looking for 100 people to participate in a 24-hour design sprint that aims to generate fresh ideas to improve health care.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Island Health magazine encourages readers to live their healthiest life. Read features on how to keep your resolutions; re-thinking “diets” and some delicious soup recipes. Also included in this issue are articles about the stigma of mental illness and an Island Health Research project on dementia.

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Temporary service reduction at Port Alice Health Centre

Island Health is advising that, despite significant effort to fill shifts, there is a temporary shortage of registered nurses and physicians over the holiday season resulting in a temporary service reduction at the Port Alice Health Centre.

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