our team

Delan Jinapriya  BSc, MD, FRCSC

Medical Director

Galen Eye Centre
Assistant Professor
Queen’s University
Department of Ophthalmology

Dr. Jinapriya received his BSc (Hons) in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, specializing in Human Physiology in 1999 from York University, followed by his MD from Queen’s University in 2003.  He completed his residency training in Ophthalmology from Queen’s University obtaining his FRCSC in 2008.   He then spent a year at the University of Toronto, under the mentorship of Dr. G.E. Trope and Dr. Y.M. Buys and completed a fellowship in Adult Comprehensive and Surgical Glaucoma.  In 2009 he received a full time academic faculty position in the Department of Ophthalmology at Queen’s University and held his practice in the hospital setting until November 2012.  In December 2012 he opened the Galen Eye Centre.  He holds hospital privileges at Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Lennox and Addington Country Hospital.

In addition to his passion for clinical and surgical practice, he enjoys training future Ophthalmologists and making contributions to the field of Ophthalmology through glaucoma curriculum development and clinical research.  He established the Galen Eye Centre to maximize the contributions he can make clinically, surgically and academically.


Stephanie Wood BSc, MD, FRCSC

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Dr. Stephanie Wood received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Biology at Dalhousie University where she performed honours research in the Optic Nerve and Retina Research Laboratory. She completed her Medical Degree with distinction from Dalhousie University, then began a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and completed her training at the University of Calgary. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2013.

Dr. Wood worked as a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist in Calgary at the Southern Alberta Eye Centre and Bow River Medical Consultants prior to relocating to Kingston. She joins the Queen’s Department of Ophthalmology and joins the Galen Eye Centre to provide general ophthalmic care and complement the Eye Centre’s primary eye care.


Manpreet Biring OD

Optometrist

Dr. Manpreet Biring received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry (Boston, Massachusetts) in 2016. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. Her clinical training includes comprehensive primary care optometry, diagnosis and management of ocular disease, contact lens fitting, as well as pediatric and geriatric exams. She completed clinical rotations at several locations throughout the United States including the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, South Boston Community Healthcare Center, the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Buffalo, NY, and the New England Eye Institute.

Dr. Biring is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists of Ontario. She is board certified by the Canadian Examiners in Optometry, which includes the use of Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPAs) in Canada.


Optometrist

Dr. Phyo Aye holds a BSc (Hons) in Life Sciences from Queen’s University, Kingston. She received her Bachelor of Science in Optometry from the University of Bradford in the UK in 2009. She completed her training at a family-run private practice in Newport, Isle of Wight, a small community off the south coast of England with particular demand for paediatric and senior citizens’ eye care.

After practicing as a qualified optometrist in England, she returned to her home country of Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 to work alongside British and local ophthalmologists at the country’s leading private eye clinic, Myanmar Eye Centre in Yangon. During that time she also volunteered in weekly free clinics for patients who could not afford eye care, and participated in outreach clinics in remote parts of the country.

Dr. Aye completed the Bridging Program for internationally trained optometrists at the University of Waterloo and became board certified by the Canadian Examiners in Optometry in 2014. She practiced in British Columbia for a year before joining Galen Eye Centre in 2016. She is a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Optometrists, and is qualified to use Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPAs) in Canada.


Isabella Irrcher  BSc, MSc, PhD

 

Research Director

Galen Eye Centre

Dr. Irrcher is the author of several scientific articles appearing in the peer-reviewed literature including the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Cell Death and Differentiation, Human Molecular Genetics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A basic scientist by training, Dr. Irrcher comes to the Galen Eye Centre with a wealth of research experience in experimental design and methodology.  She is responsible for coordinating our clinical trials and facilitating research activities.  Dr. Irrcher has received numerous scholarships, grants and awards, including those from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), and the American Physiological Society.  Dr. Irrcher graduated with an MSc in Kinesiology (2001) and PhD in Biology (2007) from York University. Following her graduate work, Dr. Irrcher completed a CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellowship in Neurosciences at the University of Ottawa (2010).


Galen Eye Centre Corporate Values

  • Commitment to excellence in clinical acumen and surgical technique.
  • Foster communication between patients, doctors and staff.
  • Compassion for all people.
  • Respect for individuality and an appreciation that each person’s solution may be different.
  • Strive to build trust so that patients know we have their best interests in mind in all decisions we make with respect to their management.
  • Integrity in the options we provide for diagnostics, treatment and research participation.
  • Provide hope for maintaining vision by providing access to the most current diagnostic, medical and surgical techniques, and providing the opportunity to participate in research
  • investigating novel medical treatments, diagnostic devices and surgical options.