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Dr. Patrick Ma

9 Trips. 3 Countries. Countless Lives Impacted.

"I am proud to be part of the VF Community and the work of Orbis internationally."

Support VF (Volunteer Faculty): Dr. Patrick Ma

Dr. Patrick Ma is a clinical professor at the UBC Department of Ophthalmology since 1994 and current Head of the UBC Retina Division. Initially trained as an optometrist, Dr. Ma completed his residency in Ophthalmology in Ottawa and completed sub-specialty retinal fellowship in New Orleans. Professional associations include past-president of BC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Chair of the UBC Tele-ophthalmology program, Operating Room Steering Committee and with ORBIS International travelling to China, Bangladesh and Vietnam.

Dr. Ma has expertise and performs research in the medical and surgical management of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, pathologic myopia, retinal vein occlusions, uveitis, paediatric vitreo-retinal diseases and complex retinal detachments. Dr. Ma is currently involved as a principal investigator and co-investigator for multiple industry sponsored clinical trials as well as investigator driven pilot studies. Dr. Ma also supervises numerous medical students and residents for the Department of Ophthalmology’s Annual Research Day as well as publications for a variety of medical journals.

For over 12 years, Dr. Ma has been part of the Orbis VF Community. He has travelled to China, Vietnam and Bangladesh, contributing to both Hospital-Based Programs and the Flying Eye Hospital.

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Remember – It only takes $50 to save the sight of an adult and $100 to restore sight of a child!


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