Officials say new eye surgery center will help free up space and resources at Windsor Regional Hospital


Owners of a new eye surgery center in east Windsor say the facility will serve thousands of patients requiring eye surgery each year, while helping to free up hospital resources.

The new 12,000 square foot Windsor Surgical Center has four operating suites, 15 pre- and post-operative bays and a dedicated laser room, according to a press release. The facility is located at 10700 Tecumseh Rd. E.

Center officials said the pandemic has highlighted the need to free up space and resources at the hospital, where many cataract and retina procedures are taking place.

Although the new space is co-owned by Dr. Barry Emara and Dr. Fouad Tayfour, it is an extension of the Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH), under provincial legislation.

From now on, hospital patients requiring eye surgery will be referred to the center.

“This initiative will also help free up valuable resources at Windsor Regional Hospital for more complex cases in other surgical specialties,” Dr. Barry Emara, co-owner of the center, said in the statement.

“This new, state-of-the-art facility and initiative will transform the way eye surgery and vision care is delivered in our region,” he said.

The center will also ideally help attract more surgeons to the area, Emara said.

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