Dr. Linda Uniat, MD. F.R.C.S.(C)

Specialized Retina Care and Treatment

For more than 20 years, Dr. Linda Uniat has been providing specialized retina care to patients from across northern Alberta and the North West Territories. She is the longest established retina specialist in the region.

In addition to meeting patient needs at the Retina Imaging Centre, Dr. Uniat is a member of the ophthalmic surgery team at the adjacent Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, and is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Alberta.

A native Albertan who is fluent in English and Ukranian languages, Dr. Uniat graduated as an MD from the University of Alberta before spending time studying and practicing in New Zealand. Following her return to the U of A to do her specialty training, she took her retinal training at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She returned to Edmonton to open her practice in 1987.

Dr. Uniat also studied pathology while in St. Louis and, indeed, is believed to be the only retina specialist in Canada certified to also undertake pathology work.

She also manages to find time to enable up and coming physicians to benefit from her experience. Four times a year she teaches the ATLS (Acute Trauma and Life Support) program at the University of Alberta. She also does angiography and pathology rounds and teaches both medical students and residents.

"My primary objective is to provide specialized quality treatment with care and respect for our patients."