Delan Jinapriya BSc, MD, FRCSC
Galen Eye Centre
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
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.
Manpartap Bal BSc, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Manpartap Bal works within the Ophthalmology Department at Hotel Dieu Hospital as well as with the Galen Eye Centre. He completed his Retina Fellowship at Queen's University in 2017, and completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa obtaining his FRCSC in 2016.
Krishna Rao BSc, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Krishna Rao received his MD with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996. He then completed a five year residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Saskatchewan and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2001, after which he completed a one year of fellowship in adult glaucoma at the Glaucoma Institute, St. Louis, Missouri under the mentorship of Dr. Allan E. Kolker, MD.
Dr. Rao has worked previously in private practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba and more recently (2010-2018) as community based Ophthalmologist with Quinte Health Care in Trenton, Ontario. He joined the Galen Eye Centre to provide general adult ophthalmology and glaucoma care. Dr. Rao is also an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology with the Department of Ophthalmology, Queen’s University.
Jessica Smith OD
Dr. Jessica Smith graduated from the University of Waterloo Optometry and Vision Science in 2018. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo. During her years studying Optometry, Jessica took the opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills with a 4-month externship with a retinal surgeon at the Scarborough Eye Associates.
Dr. Smith is passionate about optometry and enjoys helping others. She is excited to be part of the Galen Eye Centre. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as travelling in her spare time. Dr. Smith fell in love with the Kingston community and moved here following graduation. She provides full scope optometric care to patients of all ages, with particular interest in ocular disease. She believes in the importance of interdisciplinary care, working with medical doctors and specialists to meet her patients needs. Dr. Smith is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists. She is board certified by the Canadian Examiners in Optometry, including the use of Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents.
Phyo Aye BSc (Optometry)
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
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.