Dr. Diamond Tam

Dr. Diamond Tam

Ophthalmologist
Mississauga, ON
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Dr. Diamond Tam Bio

A native of Vancouver, BC, Dr. Diamond Tam , Ophthalmologist, Mississauga completed his undergraduate degree in combined biochemistry and chemistry at the University of British Columbia, graduating with honours and receiving numerous academic awards including the Outstanding Student Initiative Scholarship, the President’s Entrance Scholarhip, the Canada Scholar in Science and Technology and the Dean’s Honour List for multiple years. Dr. Diamond Tam , Ophthalmologist, Mississauga then traveled overseas to complete his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. After completing his internship in internal medicine, general surgery, and pediatrics year at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut, Dr. Diamond Tam , Ophthalmologist, Mississauga completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco where he was recognized with the Asbury Award for best clinical paper by a resident. He then completed subspecialty training in cataract, advanced anterior segment, and glaucoma surgery at the University of Toronto with Dr. Ike Ahmed. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Diamond Tam , Ophthalmologist, Mississauga served as full-time Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Stanford University in California for two years before returning to Canada and currently holding an appointment of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Diamond Tam , Ophthalmologist, Mississauga actively participates in medical student, resident and clinical fellow teaching and has given numerous lectures, presentations and invited instructorships at various international ophthalmology conferences and meetings. Dr. Tam is also an accomplished concert pianist holding multiple piano performance diplomas in both Canada and the United Kingdom. He was winner of the Canadian Music Competition for four consecutive years and has performed and competed in North America as well as Japan, France and the Netherlands. He has also been featured in newspapers, radio and television broadcasts in Canada and Ireland for his piano performance. Undergrad University of British Columbia Residency University of California, San Francisco Fellowship University of Toronto Faculty Member University of Toronto 1994-98 University of British Columbia Outstanding Student Initiative Scholarship 1994-98 University of British Columbia President’s Entrance Scholarship 1994 Selected to the Science One Program at the University of British Columbia 1994-98 Canada Scholar in Science and Technology (Federal Government Scholarship) 1994-96,1998 University of British Columbia Dean’s Honor List 2000-01 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Scholarship for Outstanding Extracurricular Achievement (inaugural recipient) 2000 Elected member of the Stroke Council by the American Heart Association 2007 University of California, San Francisco, Dept. of Ophthalmology Asbury Award for Best Clinical Paper by a Resident 2009 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Best Paper of Session, Session 2-I Glaucoma – Shunts, Canaloplasty, and Trabectome “Combined Cataract Surgery with Canaloplasty versus Phacotrabeculectomy: AvHead-to-Head Comparison” 2009 American Society of Cataract and Refractive SurgeryvRunner-up prize, Film Festivalv“Out with the Old, In with the New: The Iris Claw IOL”vCategory: Cataract/Implant Surgery 2009 American Academy of Ophthalmology O.N.E. Network Editor’s Choice June 2009 “Canaloplasty may offer the same results as filtering surgery but with fewer complications”

Dr. Diamond Tam , Ophthalmologist, Mississauga Is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Canadian Ophthalmological Society and the Canadian Medical Association

Keywords: retina, macular disease, vitreous humour, vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma



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Keywords: retina, macular disease, vitreous humour, Dry Eye,  vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma and Intravitreal Injections

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( Dr. Diamond Tam, Local Ophthalmologist Mississauga, ON ), may talk about some of the conditions and some of the treatment options shown on the videos. Always talk with your Local Ophthalmologist about the information you learnt from the videos in regards to treatments for What is Glaucoma? and procedures the Local Ophthalmologist could  perform and if they would be appropriate for you. Remember good information is the corner stone to understanding your condition or disease.

local ophthalmologist is different from a local optometrist in that an optometrist doesn’t perform surgery. If you have a condition known as ocular hypertension, which is a result of high ocular pressure, your risk of developing glaucoma increases.Your optometrist or ophthalmologist may want to lower your IOP as a preventative measure.

Please contact ( Dr. Diamond Tam, Local Ophthalmologist Mississauga, ON ) to enquire if this health care provider is accepting new patients.Patients are often concerned that an injection of material into their eye will be a painful or scary procedure. In fact, after the first or second injection, patients become quite at ease with the idea that they will have these injections, Following an intravitreal injection, you may feel pressure or grittiness in the eye, slight bleeding on the white of the eye and floaters in your vision. These are temporary and normal. As glaucoma progresses, it damages more and more of your optic nerve fibers, leading to vision loss. With primary open-angle glaucoma, the fluid can’t effectively flow back out of your eye. Angle-closure glaucoma occurs when the iris of the eye closes off the drainage angle completely, causing an increase in IOP pressure and damage to the optic nerve.

Glaucoma is a condition where there is increased pressure within the eyeball, causing damage to the optic nerve and gradual loss of sight.  If glaucoma is detected early preventative measures can be taken to save vision loss.

Cataracts can affect both eyes or just one, and some patients experience mild symptoms, while others can barely see any shapes or movements. Cataract symptoms include blurry vision, haloes, sensitivity to bright lights, decreased night vision, frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions, and faded colours.

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that primarily affect the optic nerve, which transmits visual information from the retina to the brain. In most cases of glaucoma, damage to the optic nerve is associated with increased pressure within the eye, known as intraocular pressure (IOP). However, glaucoma can also occur without elevated IOP, known as normal-tension glaucoma.

When the pressure inside the eye becomes elevated, it can cause compression and damage to the retinal fibers that make up the optic nerve. These fibers are responsible for transmitting visual signals to the brain, allowing us to see.

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    Extremely rude staff responding to emails. Will not even bother responding and will seek care elsewhere.
    Submitted: August 22, 2022
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    Dr. Diamond Tam had originally completed an eye surgery 2 years ago. Not only did he not follow up within those years but has moved clinics and failed to mention any information to his patients. As he moved to this clinic, was admitted to hospital due to surgery issues and ER doctor wrote a referral to go back to the original doctor who performed the surgery (stiches did not dissolve nor a follow up was complete as he performed a temporary fix) which was Dr. Diamond Tam and to my surprise, he has declined the file and refused to take back the work he completed. Please be aware of the mishandling and failure to ensure his patients are taken care and lack of healthcare guidance. I would not recommend at all.
    Submitted: March 09, 2022
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    How can a doctor perform cataract surgery without providing all the educational material to a patient prior to surgery , so as the patient can make an educated choice.
    Submitted: February 04, 2022
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    Dr. Diamond Tam, Ophthalmologist, Mississauga, ON is fantastic and I would recommend to anyone.
    Submitted: April 20, 2017

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