Dr. Jamie Bhamra, MD


Dr Jamie Bhamra

Jamie Bhamra is an Ophthalmologist with advanced training in, cataract and cornea surgery, cornea cross-linking and cornea, external disease, ocular surface diseases and dry eye.  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 in Canada and the United States. Ophthalmology residency training was 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 surgery, implantable contact lenses, refractive lens exchange, cornea surgery and ocular surface surgery and now refractive 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, diffractive IOLs (multifocal IOLs, extended range of focus IOLs) and refractive based IOL options. He lectures at national levels to help fellow Ophthalmologists understand, integrate and offer these technologies to qualifying patients in their practices. 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 graciously become one of the busiest Cataract surgeons in Alberta (and Canada).

For patients with Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration and post refractive ectasia, Dr. Bhamra performs the latest technologies in corneal cross-linking. He regularly presents research at local, national and international Ophthalmology meetings. He has been fortunate to conduct award winning research in cornea cross-linking, cornea endothelialitis, opinions in refractive surgery, cataract surgery, premium IOLs, Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery and corneal ectasia.  He has been invited to author articles on cataract surgery, cornea and dry eye and has a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Bhamra offers experienced and many surgical options for best care of cornea 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), Ultra-Thin Descemets Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (UT-DSAEK),  Descemets Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) and Cornea Keratoprosthesis, as well as, a variety of combination procedures.

Dr. Bhamra is experienced in many ocular surface procedures. Pterygium surgery (with autografting), corneal/conjunctival lesion removal, amniotic membrane grafting, various manual and automated keratectomies and keratotomies, and other cornea and ocular surface procedures are all part of his regular surgical practice.

He actively participates in Ophthalmology Residents training through his affiliations with University of Calgary Ophthalmology Residency Training Program. Dr. Bhamra is involved in teaching seminars for Ophthalmologists, Family Physicians and residents, Optometrists, Emergency Physicians and residents, Ophthalmic Assistants, Pharmacists 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 received recognition as an excellent and skilled lecturer by other departments at the University of Calgary. He was also selected as an Emerging Leader in Canadian Ophthalmology.

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 helped set-up and carry out multiple medical eye camps in rural parts of Kenya.  All amazing experiences and we look forward to continue to updating you with more.

Dr. Jamie Bhamra enjoys fitness training, yoga, meditation, hockey and golf.  He and his family enjoy traveling the world and taking as many photos as possible!

Dr. Jamie Bhamra is affiliated 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 Cataract Institute, Canadian Ophthalmology Society, Alberta Medical Association, Refractive Surgery Society and the Cornea Society.

Dr. Jamie Bhamra is happy and excited to be a part of the advanced technologies and the great, caring team at Vector Eye Centre and Gimbel Eye Centre.  He looks forward to offering everyone the same great care.

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