Dr. Patrick Ma


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Practice: VGH Eye Care Centre
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. Patrick Ma has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Ophthalmologist-related: eye treatment, eye diseases, vision, eye surgery, corneal surgery, oculoplastics and reconstruction surgery, intraocular lens implantation, refractive surgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, glaucoma, low vision, uveitis, corneal infections, hereditary dystrophies, eye laser surgery, vision correction surgery
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 2542983
27/01/13 5 5 5 5 I've been with Dr. Ma for over 13 years now! He is not only knowledgeable and professional, but he is also incredibly precise and caring. Dr. Ma is also an excellent communicator: not only is he very clear+concise in explaining things, he is also calm and assuring. Being his patient, I am fully trusting of him and I'm sure all of his patients feel the same way. I know his staff well throughout the years, and the team is very efficient and cheerful. I owe my well-being to Dr. Ma throughout the years, and I'm still able to see because of him. I've had various emergencies and critical situations, and without Dr. Ma's knowledge, professionalism, calmness and reassuring words, I wouldn't know what would happen. He's truly dedicated and passionate as a doctor (so I don't mind the wait at each visit!) Dr. Ma's awesome!  Respond
RID: 2379876
19/07/12 5 3 5 5 Dr. Ma is the best. I have been seeing him for 4 yrs. for various problems. I have found his staff to be as dedicated as he is - which is "to the max." I have waited three hours as he had emergency surgery and instead of having us go home, several of his nearby colleagues saw us on his behalf, well past six in the evening. Even retailers don't go that far! Any delays you encounter in his office are because he is helping someone who is in need of immediate care, and he would do the same for you if he hasn't already. His commitment to patient care is second to none. In the emergency room of an Edmonton hospital for an eye emergency, the eye specialist team smiled and beamed "We all know Dr.Ma!" Clearly, he is well respected, trusted, and liked and for very good reason. He is a gift to those of us who are retina-challenged! Thank you Dr. Ma THANK YOU TEAM.  Respond
RID: 2292766
25/06/12 5 4 5 5 Thanks to Dr Ma for re-attaching my retina! So knowledgable, and competent. I like early appointments -- he gets behind as the day goes on.  Respond
RID: 2187851
01/06/12 5 4 5 5 Very dedicate. staff fit me in immediately upon my complaint of lights flashing after cataract surgery. He said to call him night or day if the retina detached. I feel he is very knowledgeable and dedicated. Still some work to do but I know I am in good hands and am reassured to see so many other good reviews.  Respond
RID: 2053091
19/04/12 5 3 5 5 It was a long wait but it's because Dr. Ma is saving people's eyesight in the OR. He is the best for retinas and I am so happy I was able to be referred to him. EXTREMELY knowledgable specialist.  Respond
RID: 1730098
06/03/12 5 3 5 5 The best doctor by far of many I have seen. Very knowledgeable and caring in his treatment of my elderly mother, she has had many extra years of vision, thanks to him.  Respond
RID: 1574499
30/10/11 5 5 5 5 I am totally impressed by the proffesionlism of Dr. Ma. He attended to my retinal detachment very quickly.The operation was done the next day after I was referred to him. Thanks to his entire staff for being there for me during this stressful situation. Thank you all!!!  Respond
RID: 1268521
09/10/10 5 3 4 5 Dr. Ma is a retina guru. Could be a bit more open when explaining medical situations. His staff of Lorraine, Jillian and Agnes are in a class by themselves - strictly 5-star!  Respond
RID: 1243484
03/09/10 5 3 5 5 It doesn't matter I have to wait 2 hours every time I visit. Too many people need his help. I have seen him since I was 23 for 15 years. I will not allowed anyone else to touch my eyes except him. My deepest thanks to Dr Ma for all these years.  Respond
RID: 1241037
31/08/10 5 5 5 5 I have seen many, many eye doctors all over much of the US and in western Canada... I current see three doctors and will have issues for life. Dr. Ma has been extemely good... he is very knowledgeable (one of the best I have been with), he understands and evaluates at a very high level. He is more responsive to emergency situations and responds in the full knowledge that eye problems can be amazingly time sensitive. That would explain why he has to leave the office and deal with great variations in patient wait times. He came into the hospital at 11:30PM to assess my problem and had me in surgery by 7AM. I feel he is a complete professional, is hugely dedicated, and is THE person I would want for myself or other family members in an emergency... and for follow-up care.  Respond
RID: 1172132
18/05/10 5 1 1 1 Dr Ma portrayed himself as caring but once complications were realized post surgery he made himself unavailable. He is not a people person. Parents need to be cautious about bringing their children to see him. Always seek a second opinion!  Respond
RID: 1161082
02/05/10 2 3 2 4 Good bedside manner at first but he immediately became rude and cold when we tried to ask for explanations as to the many post-surgery complications. We were being polite and did not deserve you tip toeing around all of our questions. We will deffinately be seeking a second opinion from here on out. Yes you perform these surgeries all of the time but you should consider the fact that the patients end is not so care free.  Respond
RID: 1088688
25/01/10 5 5 5 5 I came to see Dr. Ma after my eye was severly damaged during lasik surgery. He did his best to repair the damage. My retina detached 2 months later and Dr. Ma repaired that as well. Since sept '08 Dr. Ma has been working to restore the sight in my eye. I still have a long way to go but I am condfident that everything that can be done for me will be done.DR. Ma is the best!  Respond
RID: 1049862
04/12/09 5 5 5 5 An absolutely incredible Doctor! Dr. Ma has no Peers as far as I am know.  Respond
RID: 1000972
02/10/09 4 2 5 5 I have been seeing Dr. Ma for 14 years. He is often running far behind as he accepts patients with emergencies throughout his day. As I first saw him as one of those emergencies, I have no problem waiting extra time. As a doctor he is patient about explaining diagnosis and treatment. Unlike some specialists I have seen he speaks to me as an intelligent and interested party and doesn't ignore my input. I needed to catch a ferry to see him the first time, and he waited until after hours to see me. His dedication to his patients is obvious. I highly recommend him.  Respond
RID: 858180
10/04/09 5 5 5 5 I've been seeing Dr. Patrick Ma for nearly 3 years now after suffering an initial retinal detachement follow by a macular detachement weeks later. I've been typically going in for appointments every 8 weeks and have never encountered extremely long waits. I previously was dealing with Dr. Ross who I found to be very ubrupt and failed to listen or answer my questions when i had them. His initial response to my injury was quite bluntly "you'll just have to live with your visual impraiment, there is nothing you can do. I have since gone to Dr. Ma who was prepared to attempt different treatments and did see the potential in improving my vision. I am happy to report that over the coars of the last few years my vision while still blurry has improved significantly since visiting Dr. Ma. For any patients who are looking for a Dr. who is honest but also sensitive to your conditions as a patient who has gone throough a pretty big ordeal losing their eyesight, i would strongly recommend Dr. Ma.  Respond
RID: 479196
08/01/08 4 1 2 5 I had to wait 3 hours every single time I went to see him. I felt sorry for his staff.  Respond
RID: 404005
15/09/07 5 5 5 5 Excellent specialist. Very thorough, caring and knowledgeable. He treated me for an emergency and was so reassuring.  Respond
RID: 393066
27/08/07 5 5 5 5 great guy! he listens and speaks to you like you are a person not just an interesting case!  Respond
RID: 360238
05/07/07 4 5 5 5 Dr. Ma sure helped me out in my unexpected emergency and I felt that he was very thorough in his diagnosis and treatment. He told me what he was doing/what his procedure was and I appreciated that.  Respond
RID: 311111
07/05/07 4 5 5 Great doctor,very caring and accomodating to out-of-town patients such as I was.  Respond