Environmental Impact of Ophthalmology and Related Action Plan: Sustainability Inside and Outside of the Operating Room


  • Xavier Campos-Möller, MD Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook, NL


Climate change, global warming, or “global weirding” as some experts call it, is now undeniable. Extreme weather events such as flash floods, fires and hurricanes are increasing in both frequency and intensity. These changes are directly influenced by a changing climate as a by-product of greenhouse gas emissions, principally but not exclusively carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).

Author Biography

Xavier Campos-Möller, MD, Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook, NL

Dr. Xavier Campos-Möller is head of the Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery division of the Department of Ophthalmology at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, since 2016. Dr. Campos-Moller is a graduate of the Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery fellowship with Dr. Ike Ahmed at the University of Toronto. He currently runs a practice in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, focusing mostly on cataract, complex anterior segment, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Campos-Moller is councilor for the Canadian Glaucoma Society and an active member of the Canadian, American and Mexican Ophthalmological Societies as well as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has lectured in multiple countries, published over 20 scientific papers in the fields of cataract, anterior segment surgery and glaucoma, and also recently published a best-selling book: Illustrated Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery. He is committed to the eradication of blindness and frequently travels overseas for humanitarian surgery missions, having performed thousands of surgeries for those in need. He is currently the president of SeeLevel, an organization committed to providing ophthalmic surgery to those that need it most. 


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How to Cite

Campos-Möller X. Environmental Impact of Ophthalmology and Related Action Plan: Sustainability Inside and Outside of the Operating Room. Can Eye Care Today [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 23 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];2(3):21–25. Available from: https://canadianeyecaretoday.com/article/view/2-3-campos-miller