Department of Ophthalmology

Message from the Chair

Chair's Message

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences is one of Canada's foremost academic departments. Through the five affiliated teaching hospitals and the Kensington Eye Institute our educational, research and tertiary care programs are recognized world-wide. Our researchers have international reputations, while our Fellowship positions attract candidates from all over the world.

The department is particularly strong in the areas of glaucoma, cornea and external disease, retina, oncology, genetics, oculoplastics, paediatric ophthalmology, ultrasonography, cataract surgery, neuro-ophthalmology etc. Residents rotate through the five hospitals and Kensington during a five-year ophthalmology program.

Sherif El-Defrawy, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Professor and Chair


Apr 16 Grand Rounds / VPP - Current Approaches to the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Retinal Dystrophies
Grand Rounds / VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
Apr 16 The 31st Annual Jack Crawford Day Virtual Conference: Kids Beyond The Eyes
CPD | 9:00am–12:30pm
Apr 23 Grand Rounds / VPP - Retina
Grand Rounds / VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
Apr 27 DOVS Annual Research Day (Session 1)
CPD | 7:00pm–9:00pm
Apr 30 Grand Rounds / VPP - Low Vision
Grand Rounds / VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
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