Dr. Paul Sanghera MD FRCSC
Cararact & Refractive Surgeon
Dr. Paul Sanghera is a nationally renowned cataract and refractive surgeon. Having performed more than 25,000 intraocular and 30,000 laser surgeries across Canada, he is recognized as a leader in his field and a pioneer in the use of new technologies. His experience has afforded him the skill and knowledge to cater today’s cutting-edge surgeries to match every patient’s unique visual needs and improve their visual outcomes.
Having completed his bachelor’s degree and medical school at the University of Alberta, where he was on the dean’s list, Dr. Sanghera was also the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the Opal Hess Memorial Scholarship and the Dr. AJ Pauly Bursary in Medicine. Additionally, he was cited as the highest ranked applicant to enter the MD Program in 1997. He then specialized in ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and went on to receive further post-graduate training in refractive laser surgery.
In September 2022, Dr. Sanghera completed a post-graduate diploma (PGDip) with commendation in Cataract and Refractive Surgery from Ulster University, one of a select few Canadian surgeons to have graduated with this prestigious honour.
Dr. Sanghera has been actively involved in research since his residency, including a $10,000 research grant from the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada and numerous ongoing projects using state-of-the-art technologies in cataract surgery and intraocular lenses.
He co-created and chaired Canada’s first laser cataract surgery teaching symposium and has lectured at major ophthalmology conferences both nationally and internationally. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Toronto, on staff at Mount Sinai Hospital and Kensington Eye Institute, both in Toronto, as well as Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, ON. Dr. Sanghera is also actively involved in both resident and medical student education across the Greater Toronto Area.
Dr. Sanghera is notably one of the first surgeons in Canada to perform laser cataract surgery and use the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens. He is also one of the first surgeons in North America to use trifocal intraocular lenses and few surgeons in Ontario trained in Collagen Crosslinking (CXL) and T-PRK for treating keratoconus.
Dr. Sanghera is committed to challenging the status quo and adopting promising new technologies early, all to deliver the safest and best patient care possible.