We are pleased to announce that Dr. Vikram Lekhi, a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, is joining our Practice.
Dr. Lekhi received his Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University, obtained his Masters in Bio-Medical Technology, Doctor of Medicine, Master’s in Business Administration and a Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Calgary. Dr. Lekhi is a board certified Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).
I am delighted at the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Vikram Lekhi, I am a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, with offices in both Calgary and High River. I am excited to have surgical privileges and being able to offer a wide array of medical and surgical services to patients in urban and rural Alberta.
A little bit about me, I received my Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University, my focus was in organic chemistry. During this time I had the opportunity to research and patent a novel drug delivery mechanism. I then obtained a Masters in Biomedical Technology from University of Calgary and worked in industry running a bio-medical technology company. Simultaneously as part of an appointment to teaching staff at the University of Calgary, I spearheaded curriculum design in changing the paradigm in research from publication focus to patents in order to fund university research labs and improving the bench to bedside transition of medication and medical devices. Subsequently I returned to school to obtain my Master’s in Business Administration from the Haskayne School of Business and concurrently completed Doctor of Medicine from the University of Calgary (Leaders of Medicine program). Following this, I completed my residency in Ophthalmology through the University of Calgary with extensive medical and surgical training.
I was raised in a small town and understand the importance of one-on-one personalized care and the profound impact a surgeon has on their patients. I will always strive to provide your patients with the same level of care and skill that I would want for my own family. To better serve your patients I can communicate in English, Hindi, Punjabi, or Urdu. Having resided and trained in Calgary over the past decade, I am well acquainted with the communities in Calgary and Southern Alberta and have had several firsthand opportunities to experience them during my medical training. I offer full comprehensive care and include, but not limited to: management of cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, lid disorders, dry eye and tearing.
Aside from cataract surgery I have also been trained in pterygium removal, punctual plug insertion, lacrimal probing and stent lid and orbital procedures such as lesion/tumor removal, entropion/ectropion, blepharoplasty, eviscerations and minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. Additionally, I offer laser procedures such as YAG capsulotomy post cataract surgery and for managing glaucoma; peripheral iridotomies and selective laser trabeculoplasty.
I am accepting referrals for patients at Seema Eye Care Center located in Calgary and High River Eye Surgeons located in High River and am happy to accommodate examination site according to patient convenience.
I look forward to developing lasting relationships focused on teamwork and communication with colleagues, patients, and community.