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


Sep 20 Neuro-Ophthalmology Rounds - Neuro-ophthalmology clinical cases
Subspecialty Rounds | 1:00pm–2:00pm
Sep 24 Cornea Rounds - Cornea Surgical Video Night
Subspecialty Rounds | 5:00pm–6:00pm
Sep 25 Grand Rounds Visiting Professor - Button battery-induced chemical injury
Grand Rounds / VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
Sep 29 Retina Connect Rounds
Subspecialty Rounds | 6:00pm–7:00pm
Oct 2 Grand Rounds Visiting Professor - Optic Neuritis
Grand Rounds / VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
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