William F. Astle, MD, FRCS(C) | Alberta Children's Hospital - Vision clinic

Address :
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, Alberta View Map

Practice Web Site :

Specialty :

Areas of Treatment :
Strabismus & Amblyopia, Pediatric Cataracts, Pediatric Glaucoma

Hospital Affiliation :
Alberta Children's Hospital

Practice Name :
Alberta Children's Hospital - Vision clinic

Years in Practice :
31 Years

Description of Practice :
Strabismus and Amblyopia Pediatric Cataracts Pediatric Glaucoma Pediatric Refractive Surgery

Areas of Expertise :

Education/Degree :
University of Calgary

Year Graduated :

Internships :
University of Calgary (Internal Medicine)

Residencies :
Stanford University

Fellowships :
Jules Stein Eye Institute (Pediatric Ophthalmology)

Board Certification :
Ophthalmology in United States and Canada

Professional Society Memberships :
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, International council of Ophthalmology

Honors and Awards :
  • International Council of Ophthalmology Tribute to Work on International Task Force on Allied Health, 2006-2008
  • Awarded as a “Corresponding Member” of the Peruvian Ophthalmological Society for significant contributions to their annual scientific Ophthalmologic Congress, Lima Peru, August 24, 2010

Articles/Publications :
Over 100 publications

Teaching and Speaking :
National and International presentations annually Director - Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Alberta Children's Hospital, University of Calgary Participates in Ophthalmology Residency Program, University of Calgary

Research Interests :
Strabismus and Amblyopia Pediatric Cataracts Pediatric Glaucoma Pediatric Refractive Surgery PEDIG Multicenter Group

Philanthropic Initiatives :
Allied Health Committee Chair, International Council of Ophthalmology Past-President, International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology Overseas International Ophthalmology Work

Attributes Success To:

His training in California.  He uses the knowledge and skills acquired from overseas. 

Place of Birth :
Edmonton, Canada

Gender :

Favorite Medical Journal :
Journal of Cataracts and Refractive Surgery

More about Me :

William F. Astle, MD, FRCS(c), is one of Canada's leading Pediatric Ophthalmologists.  He is the Director of the Vision Clinic at Alberta Children's Hospital and a full time Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Calgary.  In addition to his educational career, he is Director of an International Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at the Hospital as well. He has trained at Stanford University, and at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, in California, and today is author/co-author of over 100 publications to date.  Dr. Astle's specialty and research areas include children's laser refractive surgery, cataracts, pediatric glaucoma and how diabetes in children affects their eyes.  Dr. Astle works overseas as well, as a Medical Director of a children's foundation in Zambia.  In Zambia, he was essential in helping with a trachoma eradication program, a bacterial infection of the eye.  His work led to the creation of the Trachoma Initiative in this region.  In the past, he worked for King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology, and a past Field Medical Director for ORBIS International

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