IMPORTANT INFORMATION Re: COVID-19
Updated: March 13, 2020
Alberta Retina Consultants would like to provide updated information to all referring optometrists and ophthalmologists regarding COVID-19 and eye care at our office. At Alberta Retina Consultants we are instituting a phased mitigation plan to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19 for our patients, staff and physicians.
Please hold all non-urgent referrals to Alberta Retina Consultants until the current COVID-19 situation has improved and we have contacted your office with an updated request to restart the normal referral process.
Non-urgent referrals would include asymptomatic retinal holes, dry macular degeneration, posterior vitreous detachment without identified retinal holes or tears, epiretinal membranes, diabetic macular edema with good vision, vitreous debris, hereditary retinopathies, flat nevi, CHRPE, vitreomacular traction with good vision, moderate or better NPDR with good vision, other non-urgent retinal concern.
If a patient with a retinal concern is UNWELL, has a SORE THROAT, FEVER, COUGH or is having DIFFICULTY BREATHING please delay referring the patient to our clinic for a minimum of two weeks.
Please delay referring your patient to Alberta Retina Consultants if they have travelled outside of Canada for two weeks post arrival in Canada.
Please delay referring your patient to Alberta Retina Consultants if they have travelled on a cruise ship or been in close contact with someone who has been on a cruise ship for a minimum of 14 days post cruise.
If your patient has a retinal emergency and has COVID-19 symptoms, please call our office at 780-448-1801 to arrange direct care at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
For all patients with COVID-19 related symptoms or may have been exposed to COVID-19 virus please send your patient home and have them call Healthlink 811.
Should you need additional information or have questions as to whether or not you should refer a patient to Alberta Retina Consultants please do not to he
Thank you for the referral of your patients to Alberta Retina Consultants for Advanced Medical & Surgical Management of Retinal and Vitreous Disease.
We have recently implemented a new referral request process to ensure appropriate triage and scheduling for your patients. We have done this to improve our quality and to aid in our transition to an electronic medical record. Also this change in process is in accordance with the requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta new standard of practice ‘Referral Consultation’ approved by council on September 9, 2016.
Please fully complete this mandatory consultation form and fax to our office for each referral. You can download our fill-able pdf consultation form HERE.
You may also send your usual referral summary letter if helpful.
We will contact the patient to confirm the appointment date and time. We will make 3 attempts to confirm the appointment with the patient. If we cannot confirm the appointment, we will cancel the appointment. Your office can re-submit the referral request after confirming the patient’s availability.
Additional information for patients is also available on the website HERE
The referral guide can be accessed HERE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION-October 2019
Dr. Khaliq Kurji is no longer accepting New Patient referrals at our office. Please send all New Patient referrals to his other office:
Alberta Cornea Consultants
#250, 10216 124 Street
Phone: (780) 432-1261
Fax: (780) 433-2247
Dr. Heather Burnett is no longer accepting New Patient referrals at our office. Please send all New Patient referrals to her other office:
Oliver Eye Centre
11652 104 Avenue
Phone: (780) 488-5600
Fax: (780) 488-5682