Jaspreet Rayat MD, FRCS(C)
Eye physician and surgeon
  • Staff Ophthalmologist (associate). Saint Mary’s General Hospital and Grand River Hospital.
  • Assistant clinical professor (adjunct). Waterloo Regional Campus. McMaster University.

Dr. Jaspreet S. Rayat is an assistant clinical professor at McMaster University and a comprehensive ophthalmologist and eye surgeon. He has the expertise to manage a wide range of ocular conditions including cataract surgery, glaucoma and retinal lasers. He also performs anti-VEGF injections for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions. Dr. Rayat’s research interests included medical retina, multifocal intraocular implants, glaucoma and new medical devices.

Clinical Interests

Comprehensive eye disease including cataract surgery, glaucoma lasers, retina lasers, pterygium surgery and performs anti-VEGF injections.

Degree Qualification
  • BHSc, Bachelors of Health Science, McMaster University (summa cum laude) 2008
  • MD, Queens University (with distinction) 2012
  • FRCS(C) Ophthalmology, University of Alberta 2017
Research Interests

Medical retina, IOL technology, medical education.


English, Punjabi, and Hindi.

Patient Referrals

You can refer a patient electronically through Ocean.  If this is your first time using Ocean you can sign up here.  Patients can also be referred directly via fax to the number listed under the surgeon's profile. Patients with cataracts must be referred electronically through central intake via Ocean or WWRCC.

For those not yet set up with Ocean, you can submit completed referral forms to the Waterloo Regional Coordination Program Cataract Central Intake or fax 519-621-0059.


Plemel D, Lapere S, Rayat J, Bong D, Breum D, Somani R. Ultrasound biomicroscopic analysis of the sutureless scleral fixated intraocular lens. Ophthalmology Retina. 2018 Dec;2(12):1251-1252.

Plemel D, Benson M, Rayat J, Tennant M, Greve M. Capsular block syndrome 20 years post cataract surgery: a case report. Can J Ophthalmol. 2018 Dec;53(6):e222-224

Nazarali S, Rayat J, Salmonson H, Moss T, Mathura P, Damji K. The Application of a “6S Lean” Initiative to Improve Workflow for Emergency Eye Exam Rooms. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017Oct;52(5):435-440.

Kurji K, Rudnisky C, Rayat J, Arora S, Dorey M, Abuswider S, Damji K. Phaco-trabectome versus Phaco-iStent in patients with open-angle glaucoma. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb;52(1):99-106.

Rayat J, Grewal P, Whelan J, Tennant M, Choudhry N. Results of the 2015 Canadian preferences & trends survey (CAN-PAT): anti-VEGF treatment of macular edema. Can J Ophthalmol. 80th Anniversary Edition. 2016 Jun; 51(3):233-237.

Lapere S, Rayat J, Tennant M. Treatment of optic disk pit maculopathy: several surgical options exist. Retinal Physician. 2016 Mar;13:26-39.

Chan S, Rayat J, Sauve Y, MacDonald I. Brothers with ocular motor apraxia, juvenile nephronophthisis and mild cerebellar defects. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;51(3):e85-e88.

Khan Z, Braich P, Rahim K, Rayat J, Xing L, Iqbal M, Sharma S, Almedia D. Burden and depression among caregivers of visually impaired patients in a Canadian population. Advances in Medicine. 2016;16(8).

Rayat J, Rudnisky CJ, Waite C, Huang P, Sheidow T, Kherani A, Tennant MT. The efficacy of pars plana vitrectomy for congenital optic disc pits with various adjuvant techniques in a multicentre study with long-term follow up. Novartis: Canadian Ophthalmology Research Initiatives. November 2015.

Rayat J, Rudnisky CJ, Waite C, Huang P, Sheidow T, Kherani A, Tennant MT. Long-term outcomes for optic disc pit maculopathy following vitrectomy. Retina. 2015; 25(10):2011-2017.

Arora S, Rayat J, Damji K. Optic nerve gray crescent can confound neuroretinal rim interpretation: review of the literature. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014; 49(3):238-242.  

Rayat J, Almeida D, Belliveau M, Wong J, Gale J. Visual function and vision-related quality of life after macular hole surgery with short-duration 3 day face-down positioning. Can J Ophthalmol. 2011; 46:399-402.

Almeida D, Wong J, Belliveau M, Rayat J, Gale J. Anatomical and visual outcomes of macular hole surgery with short-duration 3 day face-down positioning. Retina. 2012; 32(3):506-510.

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