Ophthalmology provides surgical procedures of the eye, including cataract surgery, glaucoma, macular degeneration , strabismus repair, Retina Surgery (vitrectomy). Please note, not all Interior Health hospitals are equipped to provide all types of ophthalmology procedures; discuss with your physician for more information. Learn more about surgery in Interior Health.  

Resources

Surgical Checklist

Surgical Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there pre-service instructions for the patient

Yes. You will be contacted by a pre-surgical nurse and an anesthesiologist prior to your surgery date.

Is a referral required?

Yes.  Physician referral required. 

Is there a cost?

For residents of BC most procedures are covered under the Medical Services Plan (MSP). There may be additional charges for medical services in some cases.

Do I need a ride home?

Yes. You are considered legally impaired for 24 hours and can not operate a vehicle.

More Locations

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East Kootenay Regional Hospital
Ophthalmology
East Kootenay Regional Hospital

13 - 24th Avenue N
Cranbrook BC V1C 3H9

250-426-5281(main switchboard)
KGH Front Entrance
Ophthalmology
Kelowna General Hospital

2268 Pandosy Street
Kelowna BC V1Y 1T2

250-862-4000(main switchboard)
Kootenay Lake Hospital
Ophthalmology
Kootenay Lake Hospital

3 View Street
Nelson BC V1L 2V1

250-352-3111(main switchboard)
Penticton Mental Health & Substance Use
Ophthalmology
Penticton Regional Hospital

550 Carmi Avenue
Penticton BC V2A 3G6

250-492-4000(main switchboard)
Pleasant Valley Health Centre
Ophthalmology
Pleasant Valley Health Centre

3800 Patten Drive
Armstrong BC V0E 1B2

250-546-4700(main switchboard)
Royal Inland Hospital
Ophthalmology
Royal Inland Hospital

311 Columbia Street
Kamloops BC V2C 2T1

250-374-5111(main switchboard)
Summerland Health Centre
Ophthalmology
Summerland Health Centre

12815 Atkinson Road
Summerland BC V0H 1Z0

250-404-8050(main switchboard)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital
Ophthalmology
Vernon Jubilee Hospital

2101 - 32nd Street
Vernon BC V1T 5L2

250-545-2211(main switchboard)

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