We are a Patient-Centric hand picked team of professionals

Local Winnipeg Surgeons, Local Winnipeg Optometrist, that are here 24/7 to meet your needs.

It is so exciting to bring this new laser and new procedures to our home town Winnipeg! We look forward to meeting you and discussing the advantages.

In medicine there is no 100% guarantee of any treatment that involves the changing nature of the human body, however we guarantee the delivery of best care possible, and this is our first priority:

Patient care and quality results.

Surgeons

Dr. Gdih Gdih

MD, FRCSC

Over 33,000 Ocular Procedures Performed

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Dr. Gdih Gdih

MD, FRCSC

Over 33,000 ocular procedures performed

Educational Background:

Dr. Gdih Gdih completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa in 2009; Dr. Gdih then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gdih has also attended the Srikiran Institute of Ophthalmology in India wherehe was trained and certified in manual small incision sutureless cataract surgery (MSICS).

Refractive Experience:

Dr. Gdih has performed over 33,000 ocular procedures, and has extensive training and experience using the latest and most advanced excimer laser platforms. In addition to Aqua i Laser, Dr. Gdih is a staff surgeon at the Misericordia Health Centre and the Children’s eye department at the HSC in Winnipeg. Dr. Gdih also teaches Ophthalmology to medical students and residents, also an active researcher in the field of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba.

Accomplishments and Awards:

Dr. Gdih received the Merck Frosst Best Glaucoma Research Proposal Award in 2007 and at the completion of his residency he received the Canadian Glaucoma Society/Pfizer Canada Glaucoma Fellowship Award in 2009.

Dr Gdih developed a new surgical technique in glaucoma drainage devices implantation that allows glaucoma patient to have tube implants to lower eye pressure without the need for donor corneal grafts. The technique is called Graft free scleral tunnel technique which also remarkably reduces the cost for this kind of surgery.

Dr. Gdih has had his research published in various international peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Ophthalmology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology CJO, Clinical and Surgical Ophthalmology, and Evidence-Based Ophthalmology.

Associations and Professional Memberships:
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Canadian Ophthalmology Society
  • Canadian Glaucoma Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Council of Ophthalmology
  • Canadian Association of University Professors of Refractive Surgery

Dr. John van der Zweep

MD, FRCSC

Over 35,000 Ocular Procedures Performed

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Dr.John van der Zweep

MD, FRCSC

Over 35,000 ocular procedures performed

Educational Background:

Dr. John van der Zweep completed his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his medical degree at the University of Manitoba. He graduated from medical school with Distinction in high academic standing. He completed his specialization in
ophthalmology with the Ivey Eye Institute at the University of Western Ontario, where he served as chief resident.

Refractive Experience:

Dr. van der Zweep performed over 35,000 ocular procedures, he is a Comprehensive Eye Physician and Surgeon with a special interest and extensive experience in Refractive laser vision corrective surgery, cataract surgery, oculoplastics, and adult strabismus. He also has a keen interest in the corneal disease keratoconus and is one of only a handful of surgeons in the province who is trained to perform the keratoconus treatment Corneal Collagen Cross – Linking (CXL) plus T-PRK. He is trained and certified on different excimer laser platforms.

Accomplishments and Awards:

Dr. van der Zweep has presented at numerous ophthalmology conferences and is an active teacher to medical students at the University of Manitoba. He is on staff surgeon at Misericordia Hospital as well as at the GEM eye centre in Winnipeg.

Throughout his undergraduate, medical and ophthalmology residency training, Dr. van der Zweep has been a recipient of numerous academic awards including: The Duke of Edinburgh Award, The Inland Scholarship as well as Technical Communication and Design Engineering Awards. His efforts in medical education have been recognized on
occasions during his residency training.

Personally, Dr. van der Zweep is married with a young family. He is an avid hiker, mountain biker and windsurfer. Nature is one of his passions. He enjoys helping on the family farm and spending time enjoying cabin life in northwest Ontario.

Associations and Professional Memberships:
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Ophthalmology Society
  • Canadian Association of University Professors of Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

Dr. Stephen Brodovsky

MD, FRCSC

Over 35,000 Ocular Procedures Performed

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Dr. Stephen Brodovsky

MD, FRCSC

Over 35,000 ocular procedures performed

Educational Background:

Dr Stephen Brodovsky completed his FRCSC in 1996 from Queen’s University and obtained his MD degree from the University of Manitoba in 1988. He completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease from Melbourne University Dep’t of Ophthalmology, Australia and was an EA Baker and Samuel McLaughlin fellow.

Refractive Experience:

Dr. Stephen Brodovsky has been practicing ophthalmology since 1998. He is an anterior segment surgeon specializing in cataract, corneal transplantation and refractive surgery. He has performed over 35,000 ocular procedures. He is medical director of the Misericordia Eye Bank. He is also head of the corneal section of the University of Manitoba residency-training program. He has extensive experience in refractive surgery including Lasik, PRK and PTK (mechanical microkeratome and femtosecond laser).

Dr. Brodovsky has traveled to many countries in Africa and Asia to provide voluntary service and training. As a volunteer faculty (VF) with ORBIS he has participated in programs in Vietnam, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and China, providing training in corneal transplantation and cataract surgery. He has also volunteered with Seva teaching cataract surgery in Nepal.

Associations and Professional Memberships
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Ophthalmology Society
  • Canadian Association of University Professors of Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

Optometrists

Dr. Kamila Duplak

OD

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Dr. Kamila Duplak

OD

Educational Background:

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dr. Kamila Duplak attended the University of Winnipeg where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree and graduated with distinction.

Dr. Duplak went on to pursue her Doctorate degree from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science, graduating with honors.

Dr. Duplak has a passion for traveling and is a “foodie”. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends; also enjoying the great outdoors (biking and hiking). When she isn’t at the clinic, Dr. Duplak is excited to be planning her upcoming wedding to Martin Pacak from Gorilla Jack.

Dr. Duplak’s current professional affiliations include:
  • Manitoba Association of Optometrists
  • Canadian Association of Optometry

Please contact us at:
204-560-AQUA
204-560-2782
E-mail: info@aquailaser.ca
FAX: 204-560-1000
Toll Free: 1-844-729-5788

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