Background: Corneal Specialist, University of Calgary
Cornea Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC), Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Residency Training: Department of Ophthalmology, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Dr. Al-Ghoul is the founder of and has been the medical director of Seema Eye Care in Calgary for nearly a decade. After extensive training at the world renowned UPMC, he came to Calgary with a passion to bring several new corneal procedures to Alberta for patients. He was the first specialist to introduce Corneal Cross Linking in Western Canada back in 2009 and has trained many surgeons on this technology. He was also the first in Alberta to introduce various advanced corneal transplantation procedures such as DSAEK, DALK, DMEK, and Boston Keratoprosthesis. Dr. Al-Ghoul continues to innovate newer techniques for performing corneal procedures, having previously designed and patented surgical instruments. In addition to his passion for clinical care and innovation, Dr. Al-Ghoul is a researcher and teacher through his appointment at the University of Calgary. He continues to be actively involved in research projects in the field of corneal cross-linking, corneal transplantation, and cataract procedures. His findings have been presented both nationally and internationally at many reputable Ophthalmology conferences. He continues to travel and present his research, for which he has won several awards and recognitions. He also has authored several Ophthalmology book chapters in the field of corneal disease.
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iFS Advanced Femtosecond Laser
Method: Bladeless Laser Vision Correction
Manufacturer: Abbott Medical Optics, USA
More than 5 million procedures have been performed worldwide with the iFS Laser which is trusted by astronauts and fighter pilots. It is the only 5th generation laser for vision correction in Southern Alberta. It provides an all-laser approach to Laser Vision Correction, providing the surgeon with maximized control during every step of your procedure for the safest and most dramatic visual results.
Schwind Amaris 750S
Method: Reshapes Cornea
Manufacturer: Schwind, Germany
The Amaris 750S is Southern Alberta’s only laser with unsurpassed 6 dimensional eye-tracking, providing reliable laser pulse placement in not only the traditional x, y and z planes, but also rotational tracking, cyclotorsion tracking and tracking with eye rolling. It is ultra-fast (750 pulses per second) and ultra-precise, and the vast majority of our patients achieve 20/20 vision the very next day. The Schwind laser system represents a refinement of the laser technique, offering exceptional levels of safety and precision - meaning SEEMA can provide unprecedented levels of procedural excellence.