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Comprehensive Calgary Ophthalmologist

Brett Poulis, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Calgary ophthalmologist
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About Dr. Brett Poulis

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist in Calgary with an Interest in Uveitis

After completing his PhD at the University of Victoria and medical school at the University of British Columbia, Brett fell in love with Ophthalmology and carried on to complete a 5 year Ophthalmology Residency in Calgary.

Brett’s dedication to eye care brought him even further into a specialized International Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Disease Fellowship at the prestigious Francis I Proctor Foundation at the University of California in San Francisco.

Brett brings his rare skill set to both Vector Eye Centre and Mitchell Eye Centre.

Dr Brett Poulis

Refer to Dr. Brett Poulis for specialized ocular care

Brett's dedication to exceptional patient care motivates his continued research into innovative new approaches to optimal ocular care.


List of treatment and surgical procedures

  • Topical Therapies
  • Laser Peripheral Iridotomies (LPIs)
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
  • YAG Capsulotomies to remove posterior capsular opacities
  • Lacrimal Probing and Irrigations to determine if the nasolacrimal duct is obstructed

Brett offers support for Adult Ophthalmological Diseases such as:


  • Retina/Vitreous: Diabetic Retinopathy, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Retinal Tear/Hole/Detachment Assessment for Flashes and Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Cornea
  • Blurred Vision or Vision Loss
  • Tearing
  • Uveitis
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Exceptional medical care

Brett can support his patients in the treatment of a wide range of ocular diseases thanks to his ever expanding knowledge and experience.

Unique Focus: Uveitis

This focus allows Brett to bring a new level of patient care to Ophthalmology patients in Calgary.


  • Ophthalmology Residency – University of Calgary
  • Medical School – University of British Columbia (Island Medical Program – Victoria)
  • International Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Disease Fellowship at the Francis I Proctor Foundation – University of California San Francisco
  • PhD – University of Victoria


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

Eyes Physicians and Surgeons Association of Alberta

Alberta Medical Association

Canadian Ophthalmological Society

Association For Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Canadian Medical Association



  • Best Resident Presentation: “Tackdriver” Corneo-Scleral Rim Angle Surgery Model for MIGS training 
  • Elizabeth Tong Ng Memorial Scholarship in Medicine
  • Dr. Ernest Roland Myers Scholarship
  • Gilmour Memorial Award
  • CIHR Professional Student Research Award
  • Canadian Young Innovator of the Year Award (NCE)

A researcher, ophthalmologist, and outdoorsman

Brett has also been actively involved in research for many years and has presented at local, national, and international conferences. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and he has been called on to teach students and Family Physicians.

Brett currently works as a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist with a distinguished emphasis on Uveitis, at two clinics in Calgary.

Outside of his practice at the Vector Eye Centre in NW Calgary and the Mitchell Eye Centre in the SW, Brett can be found hiking the beautiful Western Canadian trails, camping, or playing competitive soccer.

Beyond Ocular Health

Before attending advanced studies, Brett was a BC Heli-Attack Firefighter and a BC Heli-Logger. He still holds a lively passion for forestry health.

During medical school in Victoria, Brett also managed to find the time to join the Graduated Free-Fall Program at Victoria Skydiving, though he has since retired from jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.

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