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


Jan 29 Grand Rounds/Visiting Professor - Quality Improvement
Grand Rounds / VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
Feb 5 Grand Rounds/Visiting Professor - Cornea
Grand Rounds / VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
Feb 12 Grand Rounds/Visiting Professr - Cornea
Grand Rounds / VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
Feb 19 Grand Rounds/Visiting Professor - Paediatrics
Grand Rounds / VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
Feb 26 Grand Rounds/Visiting Professor - Retina
Grand Rounds / VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
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