Dr. Jamie Bhamra is an Ophthalmologist with advanced training in cataract and corneal surgery, cornea cross-linking and cornea and external disease. He practices comprehensive Ophthalmology in Calgary, Alberta.
Originally from Fernie, British Columbia, Calgary was an easy choice to pursue his post secondary training. He completed his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Calgary. Post-graduate training in Ophthalmology was completed in Canada and the United States. Ophthalmology residency training was completed at the prestigious University of Ottawa Eye Institute. Dr. Bhamra was fortunate to obtain his fellowship training at the world-renowned Proctor Foundation and University of California San Francisco, California. His subspecialty training includes Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery and Uveitis.
Dr. Bhamra enjoys an enthusiastic and keen interest in Cataract and Cornea Surgery. Meticulous, comprehensive and compassionate bedside manner, in medical and surgical care, is enjoyed by all of Dr. Bhamra’s patients. He offers the newest intraocular lens technology including standard, toric, accommodative, multifocal lens and extended range-of-vision options to patients requiring cataract surgery. His skilled, professional and warm approach is evident in the excellent results and care his patients enjoy. He has performed thousands of cataract surgeries (nationally and internationally) and Dr. Bhamra has become one of the busiest Cataract surgeons in Alberta and Canada.
For patients with Keratoconus and Keratoectasia, Dr. Bhamra performs the latest technologies in corneal cross-linking. He also carries out research in corneal cross-linking, which won Best Research Award at the University of Calgary, Ophthalmology research day. He regularly presents research at local, national and international Ophthalmology meetings. He has been fortunate to conduct research winning awards in cornea endotheliitis and opinions in refractive surgery, cataract surgery and premium IOLs and Femtosecond Laser Enhanced Cataract Surgery.
Dr. Bhamra offers experienced and a variety of surgical options for best care of corneal patients, as well as the newest transplant technologies including: Penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK), Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Descemets Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK), Descemets Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) and Cornea Keratoprosthesis, as well as, combination procedures.
Dr. Bhamra is experienced in many different ocular surface procedures. Pterygium surgery (with autografting), corneal/conjunctival lesion removal, amniotic membrane grafting, various manual and automated keratectomies and more are all part of his regular surgical practice.
He helps educate residents through the University of Calgary Ophthalmology Residency Training Program as a Clinical Lecturer. Dr. Bhamra regularly participates in teaching seminars for Ophthalmologists, Family Physicians, Optometrists, Emergency Physicians, Ophthalmic Assistants and other eye care professionals. He has been honored with the Master Teacher Award from the University of Calgary Ophthalmology program for his excellence in teaching. Dr. Bhamra has been identified as an excellent and skilled lecturer by other departments at the University of Calgary. Recently, he was selected as an emerging leader in Ophthalmology in Canada.
International Ophthalmology is intriguing and exciting to Dr. Bhamra. He has participated in eye camps and eye hospitals internationally. From Srikiran Eye Hospital, Kakinada, India to helping with medical and surgical eye camps in Vietnam, he hopes to continue learning, teaching and offering care in outreach programs. He has also helped with medical and surgical teaching in parts of Europe. With a Better World Canada, he and his wife organized and carried out multiple medical eye camps in rural parts of Kenya. Another amazing experience!
Dr. Jamie Bhamra enjoys living an active, healthy lifestyle through fitness training, running, yoga, meditation, hockey and golf. He and his family enjoy traveling all over the world and take as many photos (self-proclaimed amateur photographers!) as possible.
Dr. Jamie Bhamra hold memberships with many Ophthalmology associations including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Canadian Medical Association, Eye Physician and Surgeons of Alberta, Frederick C. Cordes Eye Society, American Cataract and Refractive Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canadian Society of Ophthalmology, Alberta Medical Association and the Cornea Society.
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