Alberta Eye MD

2731 Hewes Way NW Suite 103

Edmonton, Alberta T6L 6W6



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Welcome to Alberta Eye MD
Your Ophthalmologist in Edmonton, Alberta

Call us at 780-450-3335 today.

Welcome to Alberta Eye MD in Edmonton.

Alberta Eye MD was founded by our doctors in February 2013. Our vision was to create a center of excellence in ophthalmic care. Alberta Eye MD is a multiple MD facility offering a broad scope of eye services which include cataract, glaucoma, pediatric, retina and other eye-related diseases.

We are proud to have a state of the art facility with the most cutting edge diagnostic testing and treatments in Northern Alberta. This includes medical treatments and surgical procedures to address ocular conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, as well as retinal diseases.

We aim to provide the best quality of care for our patients with a desire to maximize efficiency and utilization of health care resources.

We are currently accepting new consults including cataract, refractive lens exchange for presbyopia and other indications, glaucoma, medical retina, pediatric and other eye-related diseases.

Our Edmonton ophthalmologists offers a wide array of services, including:

  • Cataract surgery with the most advanced intraocular lenses
  • Glaucoma treatments including laser and state of the art surgeries
  • Refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, TCAT as well as crosslinking and presbyopia laser treatment 
  • Medically indicated eyelid surgery including removal of lesions and dermatochalasis repair

For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Edmonton office at 780-450-3335.

At Alberta Eye MD, we are dedicated to providing high-quality ophthalmology services in a comfortable environment.
Call us at 780-450-3335 or schedule a consultation today online.

Edmonton Ophthalmologist | Alberta Eye MD | 780-450-3335

2731 Hewes Way NW Suite 103
Edmonton, Alberta T6L 6W6

Meet The Surgeons

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  • Dr.
    Kam Kassiri, MSc, MD, FRCSC

    Dr. Kassiri has completed his residency in ophthalmic surgery at the University of Alberta receiving surgical training from some of the world's most renowned surgeons and is committed to using the latest technologies and techniques in cataract and refractive surgery.  Dr. Kassiri is on staff at the University of Alberta, leading a comprehensive ophthalmology practice, and he is involved in teaching both undergraduate medical students as well as ophthalmic surgery residents.  His excellence in medical school and research is highlighted by numerous scholarships during his medical training.  Dr. Kassiri's areas of interest include cataract surgery and glaucoma.

  • Dr.
    Michael W. Dorey, MD, FRCSC

    Dr. Michael W. Dorey completed his Bachelor of Science degree from Acadia University and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from Memorial University, graduating among the top of his class. He served as chief resident in Ophthalmology at Dalhousie University. He is also one of the few ophthalmologists in North America with dual fellowship certifications: an Ocular Pathology fellowship from the University of Ottawa and a Glaucoma/Anterior Segment fellowship from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Pittsburgh. He is currently working as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Alberta. 

  • Dr.
    Rehan Riyaz, MD, FRCSC

    Dr. Rehan Riyaz is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, and serves as Director of Cataract Surgical Training at the University of Alberta.  He completed his ophthalmology residency in Edmonton in 2012, and was awarded the prestigious Dr. T Alistair Boyd Prize for superior academic achievement upon graduation.  A member of the Ophthalmology Residency Program Committee, Dr. Riyaz evaluates medical students and residents, and helps to set the ophthalmology curriculum at the University of Alberta.  His areas of interest include cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implantation, corneal crosslinking, and glaucoma.  Dr. Riyaz strives to maintain a short cataract surgery wait time of two months or less. 

  • Dr.
    Samer Abuswider, MBBCh, FRCS

    Dr. Abuswider graduated from medical school at Tripoli University and finished 5 years of residency in Ophthalmology at Tripoli Eye hospital affiliated hospital of Libyan Medical Board of Specialties. He earned his certification in Ophthalmology from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow UK. He obtained two subspecialties in Ophthalmology, Cornea and Refractive Surgery fellowship from University of Ottawa and Glaucoma fellowship from University of Alberta. He worked at Royal Alexandra Hospital as Glaucoma specialist. He teaches and mentors medical student, residents and fellows at his Glaucoma clinic.

  • Dr.
    Mathew Palakkamanil

    Dr. Palakkamanil started his undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta before early admission to the medical doctorate (MD) program at the University of Calgary. After obtaining his MD, he then returned to Edmonton to complete his 5-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Alberta, where he served as chief resident. Concurrent to this residency training, he completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a focus on epidemiology at Harvard University. He completed a clinical/surgical glaucoma fellowship at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a centre of excellence in glaucoma care that covers Atlantic Canada. Dr. Palakkamanil is currently appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta. He is actively involved in the training of medical students, residents and fellows.

  • Dr.
    Victor Penner

    Dr. Victor Penner is a fellowship trained subspecialist in glaucoma. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency and Glaucoma Fellowship at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Penner’s practice focuses on cataract surgery and specialty glaucoma care.  Dr. Penner performs a wide variety of glaucoma surgeries, each to suit the needs of the patient. He provides office-based laser surgical services as well as the full spectrum of incisional glaucoma surgeries. Dr. Penner has had a lot of success with minimally invasive glaucoma surgery techniques that have been evolving over the past decade. This is particularly useful in helping patients who have both cataracts and glaucoma. For those glaucoma patients needing cataract surgery, it is helpful to perform minimally invasive glaucoma surgery at the same time as their cataract surgery to better help control their glaucoma. 

    Dr. Penner is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Alberta. He actively teaches medical students, residents, and fellows. He was recently awarded the teacher of the year by the residents at the University of Alberta. 

    Dr. Penner is also active in medical research.  He has numerous publications and conference presentations.  His recent focus has been researching quality improvement and finding ways to better deliver care.  He is passionate about providing patients with the best care possible. 

  • Dr.
    Marvi K. Cheema
    MD, FRCSC, Dip. ABO

    Originally from Calgary, Dr. Cheema graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences in Neuroscience with Honours from the University of Calgary. She then obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She remained in Edmonton for her residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Alberta where she served as co-chief resident. Following residency, she completed fellowship training in Vision Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, including time at international centers of excellence such as Duke University in North Carolina and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England.

    She sees patients both at Alberta Eye MD and at the Eye Institute of Alberta at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Dr. Cheema is passionate about medical education and teaching medical students and residents at the University of Alberta. She is a dual board-certified Ophthalmologist with licensure in both Canada and the United States.

  • Dr.
    Sim Sandhu

    Dr. Sim Sandhu completed his Honors in Biology and minor in Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa, where he also Captained the men's varsity hockey team. He was also fortunate to play NCAA hockey on a scholarship in Duluth, Minnesota. He then completed both his Doctor of Medicine and Ophthalmology training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he had the honor of serving as Co-Chief Resident. 


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Alberta Eye MD is the best at what they do and make you feel right at home."
    Edmonton, Alberta

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