Dr. Rookaya Mather


Over 8,000 ocular procedures

Currently working in


Educational Background

Dr. Rookaya Mather received her medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. She completed her specialization in ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, serving as chief resident and receiving the Jay G. Linn Award for Outstanding Resident in her senior year. Dr. Mather went on to complete her fellowship training in corneal and external disease at the Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Refractive Experience

Dr. Mather completed training in refractive surgery at LASIK MD with some of the most experienced surgeons in North America. She has performed over 8,000 ocular procedures, and uses some of the most advanced excimer lasers in the field. Dr. Mather treats keratoconus using the Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) procedure combined with a T-PRK laser treatment. She also has extensive experience performing cataract surgery, PKP and DSEK surgery as well as pterygium surgery and surface reconstruction.

In addition to performing refractive surgery at LASIK MD, Dr. Mather is an associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Western Ontario. She spends time at the university teaching residents and medical students and is involved in research in the department of ophthalmology. Dr. Mather also sees patients at the Ivey Eye Institute at St. Josephs's Hospital in London, Ontario.

Accomplishments and Awards

Dr. Mather is currently conducting research at the University of Western Ontario in the field of corneal and external disease. Dr. Mather has given presentations and lectures at professional conferences held by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group. She has also published several articles for peer-reviewed journals such as the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology and the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

Associations and Professional Memberships
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
  • Canadian Cornea and External Disease Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
LASIK MD surgeons are among the most sought-after in the field of vision correction.
  • ​​​​​They remain up-to-date on latest laser vision technologies and techniques
  • They teach surgeons-in-training at prominent universities 
  • They conduct ongoing research in the field of refractive surgery

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