A clear vision for patient care
Corvue Ophthalmology and Laser Eye Centre was founded by corneal surgeon Dr. Mark Fava, who has built his practice on three important values: being open, collaborative and a fierce advocate for whatever will help patients. Whether you’ve been referred for corneal surgery or are considering a bladeless LASIK procedure, we hope this information on Dr. Mark Fava and his state-of-the-art clinic in Hamilton give you comfort and confidence that your eyes are in the right hands.
Meet Dr. Fava
Dr. Fava is a proud member of the Hamilton Regional Eye Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, where he treats corneal and anterior segment diseases of the eye. He is also an assistant clinical professor of surgery in the division of ophthalmology at McMaster University, where he teaches future surgeons in the classroom and operating room. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
As a corneal surgeon, Dr. Fava welcomes complex, difficult cases. He has preserved the sight of a baby with metal shards embedded in her eye, helped a professional sports player up his game without contacts, and performed the corneal transplants that allowed a man who was blind in both eyes to get his driver’s license and his first job.
One of Dr. Fava’s favourite sayings is “It’s perfect or nothing,” but perfection doesn’t always mean 20/20. He believes that understanding every patient as an individual with their own goals and fears is the key to having realistic expectations and achieving good results.
Dr. Fava understands the importance of a trusting relationship between surgeon and patient, having been on the other end of the microscope when he had LASIK eye surgery himself. (You can probably guess how important eyesight is to a surgeon!)
In addition to his services in Hamilton, Dr. Fava also participates in the CNIB Eye Van, which visits towns in northern Ontario each year to examine and treat patients who otherwise would have to travel for hours to see an ophthalmologist. The van is a fully outfitted eye clinic on wheels.
Our clinic on Hamilton's east escarpment features a full suite of state-of-the-art technology used for diagnosis, treatment and post-op care for out-patient corneal procedures, hospital patient follow-up, and laser vision correction. (If you're considering Lasik and are doing your homework, we have the iLASIK wavefront-guided blade-free system.) But technology is only as good as the hands it's in. All assessments and procedures at our clinic are performed by corneal specialist Dr. Mark Fava.
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