Glaucoma / Cataracts / Diabetic Retinopathy / Macular Degeneration / Ocular Surface

Patient centered eye care and treatment for a wide range of ophthalmic conditions

Meeting the needs of patients province-wide

Comprehensive eye care to help manage your eye problems.

Our doctors and staff strives to serve our patients with compassion and care, uphold safe medical practices and respect the dignity and privacy of our patients while providing quality eye care for patients suffering from glaucoma, cataracts and other eye problems.

Our modern facility is fitted with the latest technologies to provide as much information about eye health as possible to help our doctors fully assess our patients and make the best decisions for their care. Our doctor examination rooms are also fit with up to date equipment to facilitate an easy examination experience.

GEM Clinic has 3 different laser technologies

Argon, YAG and SLT

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Services provided

At GEM Clinic, we endeavor to provide excellent and comprehensive eye care to help manage your eye problems. Our team collaborates with your family physician, optometrist and/or specialist to ensure that your eye care needs are met.

Your eye appointment

Providing a sense of comfort prior, during and after surgery.

Glaucoma is a chronic, degenerative disease of the eyes that affects people of all different backgrounds and age groups. It has a variety of forms, and continues to change and evolve over time. Through regular monitoring and management, it can be controlled and managed to prevent further vision loss.

Visiting our doctors doesn't have to feel stressful and knowing how to prepare for the visit and thinking ahead is an important part of the appointment process. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your next visit.

Patient Info

Helping you make informed decisions

Frequently asked questions?

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a progressive disease, which causes optic nerve degeneration over time. The optic nerve is the main nerve responsible for vision. It is like a cable connecting the eye to the brain. As it degenerates, vision loss occurs. This loss may be very subtle at first, and therefore may not be noticed until much later in the disease. Like a "thief in the night", glaucoma damage may creep up on people without being noticed.

Visit our FAQ page about Glaucoma for more information.

How do I apply eye drops?

To apply your eye drops:

  1. First sit down comfortably.
  2. Shake the bottle a few times (some medications are suspensions and need to be shaken prior to use).
  3. Rest your hand holding the bottle, on your forehead.
  4. Put your head back and look up while pulling your lower lid down.
  5. Aim the bottle tip over your eye and drop the eye drop. Avoid touching your eye lashes with the tip of the eye-dropper.
  6. Wipe away any excess drops with a wet tissue (not a dry one) to wipe away any drop residue from your skin. In the case of some drops (eg. Travatan Z ®, Duotrav ®, Lumigan RC ®, Xalatan ® and Xalacom ®), eye drop residue can cause darkening of the skin. Using a wet tissue to wipe the excess away will help prevent this temporary side effect (darkening disappears if the eye drop is stopped).
  7. If you are taking more than one drop, wait a minimum of 2 minutes between drops before applying the next one. This will ensure that each drop has some time to be absorbed.
  8. Often, there is excess drops that gets wasted. Try to avoid dropping excess amounts of drops in your eye. One drop is sufficient even though there will often be more than 50-70% of the drop that is wasted.

How to apply eye ointment?

Eye ointments should always be applied a few minutes AFTER any eye drops are applied. Be aware that ointment will blur your vision for a few minutes. Use the following steps to apply ointment:

  1. Sit down comfortably and put your head back.
  2. Pull your lower lid down.
  3. Apply ointment into the pocket formed by your lid pulled away from your eye. You can put in about ½ inch strip of ointment. If you are having trouble releasing the ointment from the tube, you can apply the ointment to the tip of a Q-tip, and then insert it into the eyelid pocket. Try not to touch the tip of the tube to the lids.
  4. Blinking the eyes will spread the ointment to the upper lids as well.
  5. Wipe off the excess with a clean tissue.

Providing comprehensive eye care to our patients

Our doctors are compassionate, experienced and knowledgable, with an emphasis on patient care

Dr. J. W. Rahman BScH MD FRCSC

Dr. Rahman is one of a handful of glaucoma consultants serving patients in Manitoba, Nunavut and Northwestern Ontario.

Dr. S. Kogan BScH BScMed MD FRCSC

Dr. Kogan is a comprehensive Eye Physician and Surgeon, providing primary eye care and treatment for a wide range of ophthalmic conditions.

Dr. T. Buffie BSc OD

Dr. Buffie is an optometrist with a special interest in glaucoma and paediatric optometry, and is focused in meeting the needs of patients province-wide.

Dr. Karla Zuñiga

Dr. Karla Zuñiga is an Eye Physician and Surgeon specializing in the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma.


Exceeding patient

The GEM Clinic is really proud and appreciative of the time and kind words our patients have in recognizing our priority of ensuring your eye care needs are met.


GEM Clinic

221-2025 Corydon Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3P 0N5

x 204-992-4000

Fax: 204-992-4006

C Hours
Monday to Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
We answer calls between 9:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GEM Clinic is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

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