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Dr. Keon Nia,

 MD, FRCSC

  • Over 35,000 ocular procedures

Educational Background

Dr. Keon Nia completed both his university degree and medical school education at the University of Toronto amongst the top of his class and was the recipient of numerous scholarships. He held honours standing throughout all four medical years. He then specialized and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. During the residency, he made important contributions to the field of low vision and published his findings in the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. As a senior resident, Dr. Nia taught eye surgery to junior residents training to become ophthalmologists.

Dr. Nia is certified with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He currently has hospital privileges at the Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare Centre where he performs cataract surgeries, refractive lens exchanges and other ophthalmic laser procedures. He is actively involved in teaching medical students as a faculty member and assistant professor of Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian University and Lakehead University.

Refractive Experience

Upon completing his residency, Dr. Nia received surgical training with some of the world’s most renowned surgeons and has worked at laser eye surgery centres in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and Saskatoon. Dr. Nia has performed over 35,000 ocular procedures, and has experience and expertise using the latest and most advanced excimer laser platforms, including the VISX Star S4, Bausch & Lomb Z100 and Allegretto WaveLight. He is also certified for the Femtosecond IntraLase All-Laser LASIK procedure. Dr. Nia is one of only a handful of surgeons in Ontario who has completed training for the keratoconus treatment Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) and Topography-Guided Custom Ablation Treatment procedures. In 2008, Dr. Nia had advanced custom wavefront surgery on both eyes at LASIK MD.

Dr. Nia is also an active researcher, having published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. These journals include the Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Otology and Neuro-Otology, and Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. He was the recipient of the University of Toronto faculty of medicine research scholarship and has presented research papers at meetings of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society and the University of Toronto’s Ophthalmology Research Day.

Associations and Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Ophthalmology Society
  • Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
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