All ophthalmologists working at The Montreal Visual Health Center are first and foremost doctors, graduates of Canadian university centres recognized worldwide. They all hold an ophthalmology specialist certificate, awarded by the College of Physicians of Quebec, after training in ophthalmology for 5 years.
Some ophthalmologists also have a subspecialty obtained in a specific field of ophthalmology, having completed postdoctoral studies abroad. Through our many years of study, experience and continuing medical education, we are experts in eye diseases and will be able to help you.
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Dr Eugene Hladky
More than 12 000 eye interventions
Doctor Hladky is medical director of the Montreal Visual Health Center. He was head of the department of ophthalmology at the Centre Hospitalier Fleury ( CSSSAMN ) until May, 2015. A Montreal native, doctor Hladky obtained his Bachelor of Science diploma in medical biology at the Université du Québec in Trois-Rivières in 1988, before studying medicine at the Université de Montréal in 1993. He completed his specialized residency in ophthalmology at the Université Laval of Québec in 1998. During his residency, he was awarded a prize for the best research project, its subject being juvenile glaucoma. He also studied at the University of Standford in California.
Doctor Hladky is super specialized in glaucoma, following a post-doctoral training at the University of Illinois, in Chicago. He is also a graduate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, of the Collège des médecins du Québec and of the Royal College of the Doctors and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the COS (Canadian Ophthalmology Society) , ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery), ARVO (Association of Research and Visual Ophthalmology), QMA (Quebec Medical Association), CMA (Canadian Medical Association), WGA (World Glaucoma Association), ISRS (International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) and AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology).
Doctor Hladky participates in many clinical research projects as well as national and internationals conventions.
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Dr Stéphane Bernard Meere
Dr. Meere has been a partner of the Montreal Visually Ill Health Clinic since 2008. Originally from Montreal, Dr. Meere obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from McGill University (1990), before pursuing his medical studies at Montreal’s University (1995).
He completed his undergraduate training at the Gimbel Eye Center in Calgary (1996), before completing his residency specialized in ophthalmology at Laval University in Quebec City (2001). He also studied at Standford University in California.
Dr. Meere is a general medical ophthalmologist, with an interest in dry eyes and pediatric ophthalmology and has trained in this direction in Europe. He participates in local, national and international congresses.
Dr Samir Georges Antaki, MD, CSPQ, FRCSC, DABO
A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of Beirut (Lebanon), Dr. Samir G. Antaki specialized in ophthalmology at the Montreal’s University, including a year of research in ophthalmic electrophysiology at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and a fellowship in retinal diseases and surgery.
After a brilliant career in Aleppo in Syria and after more than thirty-five years of experience, Dr. Antaki is back in Montreal. He is one of the most renowned ophthalmologists in Syria and the Middle East. A pioneer of retinal surgery in Aleppo, he was one of the first surgeons to introduce new techniques in retinal surgery in that region. He has performed several thousand eye surgeries to this date. A respected international lecturer, he has participated actively in several congresses around the world including Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Toronto, Beirut and Dubai. In 2007, he founded the Advanced Eye Center in Aleppo, Syria, an integrated ophthalmic center that is now considered one of the most innovative ophthalmology institutes in the Middle East.
Author of several books of ophthalmology in Arabic addressed to medical students, general practitioners or specialists, Dr. Antaki held a post of assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Aleppo for many years. From 1997 until 2012, Dr. Antaki was president of the Syrian Society of Ophthalmology, a reviewer at the Syrian National Ophthalmology Examination and at the Arab Board of Ophthalmology. Advisor to the Ministry of Health and National Coordinator of the Vision 2020 Blindness Prevention Program, he organized the five Orbis (Flying Eye Hospital) visits to Syria.
He is an emeritus member of the Barraquer Institute in Barcelona. He is trilingual, fluently speaking French, English, and Arabic.
Dr Louis-Pierre Gauvin Meunier
A graduate of the Université de Montréal in ophthalmology, Dr. Gauvin Meunier, ophthalmologist, joins the team at the Montreal Visual Health Center to practice his profession with all the techniques and newly acquired knowledge. His practice extends to all aspects of ophthalmology including the treatment of diseases of the retina (lasers, injections), glaucoma and the anterior segment. He also practiced the cataract surgery.