• 47500

    Annual patient visits

  • $4,000,000


  • 13,000

    Annual ophthalmology surgeries

  • 5,200

    Glaucoma patients in 2014

Eye Institute of Alberta

Thanks to generous community support, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation's $4 million campaign for the Eye Institute of Alberta has reached its goal.

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“The Eye Institute of Alberta is northern Alberta’s hub for all things ophthalmology related. Strengthen that hub, and you strengthen care all over the province.”

Since 1996, the Eye Institute of Alberta at the Royal Alexandra Hospital has been delivering expert and compassionate eye care to patients from Edmonton, northern Alberta, and beyond. Originally designed to treat 12,000 patients a year, the busy clinic now sees more than 45,000 patients annually. To ensure the very best patient experience, the physical space needs improvement.

Thanks to donor support renovations to the physical space are now underway. 

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Watch this video to learn more:

Today's research means improved healthcare tomorrow. 

Your support will help patients like Ken Ross. Ken was born with choroideremia, a rare eye disorder that causes progressive vision loss, ultimately leading to blindness. Promising new medical research at the Eye Institute of Alberta is leading towards a possible treatment for choroideremia.

Watch Ken's story:

As the only hospital-based comprehensive eye treatment centre in northern Alberta, the Eye Institute of Alberta treats patients from across western Canada and the northern territories.The Ophthalmology team delivers excellence in the care and treatment of conditions that range from simple eye infections to trauma to disorders that cause blindness.

Your continued support of the Eye Institute of Alberta will ensure that patients from northern Alberta and beyond will continue to receive the very best of care.

Did You Know

Since 1996, the Eye Institute of Alberta at the Royal Alexandra Hospital has been delivering expert and compassionate eye care to more than 45,000 patients annually.

Stories with Vision U of A Scientists First to Pinpoint a Cause of Pigmentary Glaucoma

Discovery identifies gene that causes common form of blindness worldwide, potentially leading to new treatment for glaucoma.

“We are confident that the Alberta Vision Net model of coordinated vision science research across the province will lead to advances in the care of patients.” 
Andrew Otway, President and CEO of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation

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