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Volume 24, Number 2  | September 2016

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Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy
Message from the Chair

September 2016

A welcome back to everybody with the start of the 16/17 academic year!  I hope each of you had a chance to enjoy our fabulous summer and that you are re-energized for another busy  academic year.   We have moved our Grand Rounds to a new time slot,  please mark your calendars for Fridays at 7:00am at 45 Brunswick Ave. Main Floor. Also, the resident teaching half day has moved  to Friday at 8:00am immediately following Grand Rounds.  Grand Rounds will occur each  Friday unless other important dates/events are scheduled.
Our objective to  having regular departmental rounds is  to feature internationally recognized visiting guests as well as our own stellar faculty whom we don’t often enough have the privilege to hear speak or present.
With this format,  the Visiting Professor will deliver a lecture style Grand Rounds with no case presentations.   However,   when our faculty present, the Ground Rounds will be based around resident case presentations. Grand Rounds will  finish promptly at 8:00am.
Our next Grand Rounds will take place on Friday, September 23 at 7:00am and Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele will be presenting. The title of her presentation is  “Challenges in Cataract Surgery”.

I hope you enjoy the new format; please let me know if you find this to be a   positive change or if you have other comments.

Sherif El-Defrawy
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences
University of Toronto

Featured in this issue:


Dr. Allan Slomovic appointed as the Vice Chair of Education
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Allan Slomovic has accepted the position of Vice Chair of Education of the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences beginning July 1, 2016.  Dr. Slomovic's past role as the DOVS Residency Program Director and his recent term as the President of Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) made him the perfect candidate for DOVS Vice Chair of Education.
Dr. David Yan appointed as the Director of Alumni Affairs
We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Yan has accepted the position of the Director of Alumni Affairs of the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences starting July 1, 2016.  Dr. Yan brings to this position the experience of many years on the Postgraduate Training Committee and Director of TORIC course for more than a decade. He has seen many of our trainees become alumni and has always placed importance on maintaining relationships within the DOVS community.  

Drs. Harmeet Gill and Jason Noble will serve as Associate Directors of Alumni Affairs and this team looks forward to strengthening the communication and relationship of our department and alumni. 

Residents' Report

Kay Lam and Amandeep Rai, PGY5
It has been another busy summer in the residency program!
The PGY5s had a wonderful time celebrating the marriage of Panos and Marie Christakis – it was a lovely event and we wish them the best!
Kay Lam, Crystal Cheung and Dr. Fariba Nazemi volunteered throughout Northern Ontario with the CNIB Eye Bank to deliver care to underserviced communities. It was a valuable experience traveling to, working in and staying in these remote communities.
Amandeep Rai and Alex Kaplan organized our most successful ORBIS plane pull to date – we raised over $7000 for this great cause! We’d like to thank everyone for their fundraising efforts and their display of ophthalmologic muscle on the tarmac!
Congratulations to Dr. David Yan for another successful TORIC course – 42 PGY1 residents from across Canada benefited from our faculty’s dedication to this 6 week course.

Revision of the Undegraduate Medical Education Preclerkship Curriculum

Dr. Daniel Weisbrod
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education

The preclerkship program at U of T is undergoing a comprehensive renewal, called the Foundations Curriculum, that is set to launch in the fall of 2016. This revision will bring it in line with modern paradigms in medical education while making use of newer technologies. Key elements of the new program include a highly integrated curriculum with increased clinical relevance and earlier patient contact, effective use of technology and e-learning material with fewer passive lectures, a competency-based approach and assessment model focusing on frequent low-stake exercises and feedback rather than infrequent, high-stake summative tests, and a greater opportunity for students to pursue individualized interests and collaborative programs such as the MD/PhD.
Although the amount of time devoted to Ophthalmology in the new curriculum will not change, there will be noticeable changes to the way it is delivered.  Increased emphasis on self-directed and case-based learning will be common themes throughout the curriculum. Whereas Ophthalmology content currently is delivered in two separate weeks in first and second year, in the new curriculum it will be delivered in two back-to-back weeks in the first half of second year as part of a Special Senses unit. The first week will focus on the anterior segment and approach to the red eye while the second week focuses on the posterior segment and approach to painless vision loss. Topics such as ocular trauma and pediatric ophthalmology will remain in the syllabus and be incorporated into these two weeks. Clinical skills instruction, on slit lamp biomicroscopy and fundoscopy for example, will be integrated as part of the Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) course which will run longitudinally.
A number of changes have also been implemented in the Ophthalmology clerkship course over the last few years in an attempt to improve the student experience and quality of education delivered. Highlights include: (1) the addition of a clinical skills review and orientation session to the Monday morning of each week, (2) work to edit and condense the course syllabus to gear it more towards the general practitioner with emphasis on common eye conditions and ocular emergencies, (3) revision of the pediatric ophthalmology seminar from a didactic lecture to a case-based interactive seminar, (4) action to improve the quality and reliability of our exam in an ongoing capacity, and (5) greater effort to improve the overall quality of our clinical teaching through a formal faculty development program.
We are fortunate at U of T to have such a significant amount of time dedicated to Ophthalmology throughout the four years of medical school. Very few North American medical schools are as privileged. Since every medical student at U of T is formally exposed to Ophthalmology, this permits us a great opportunity to be ambassadors for our specialty. It is essential that we make sure that each and every doctor-to-be has a positive experience and favourable view of who we are as ophthalmologists through the care we provide to our patients and the way we treat our fellow colleagues. This is our only significant link to medical school and the only exposure that many physicians may have to our field in their career.  It is important we make the most of this opportunity through the clinical experience and teaching we provide.
I want to again thank all the staff, fellows and residents for their sustained dedication in providing excellent undergraduate medical education and hope you all share my enthusiasm for the new curriculum changes that we will be seeing in the coming months.

Dr. Carol Schuurmans
Senior Scientist and the Dixon Family Chair in Vision Research

Dr. Peter Kertes
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Carol Schuurmans to the Sunnybrook Research Institute as a Senior Scientist and the Dixon Family Chair in Vision Research. Dr. Schuurmans completed her BSc and MSc degrees in Microbiology at the University of Alberta and her PhD degree in Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto. She then completed her postdoctoral work at the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire in Strasbourg, France. Dr. Schuurmans joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary as an Assistant Professor in 2001, where she is now a full Professor.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Schuurmans has established a multi-disciplinary, translational research program in developmental neurosciences. As lead PI, she has been awarded research grants totaling $4.95M from several agencies, including CIHR, NSERC, March of Dimes, Cancer Research Society and others. She has consistently published in top journals in her field, including the Journal of Neuroscience and Cerebral Cortex. Her work has been recognized by invitations to speak both nationally and internationally, including most recently at the Canadian Developmental Biology Conference (Canada - 2016), World Regenerative Medicine Meeting (Germany - 2015), and XI European Meeting on Glial Cell Function in Health and Disease (Spain - 2015).
Dr. Schuurmans’ research program in Vision Sciences can be divided into two main areas: Pattern formation in the retina and neural cell reprogramming. Specifically, Dr. Schuurmans investigates three general developmental principles that explain how retinal neurons acquire their unique geometrical patterns: 1) Cell number control: how appropriate numbers of retinal cells arise from multipotent progenitors. 2) Radial layering: how retinal cells are correctly positioned in the radial plane. 3) Tangential patterning: how retinal cells are evenly spaced in the tangential plane. In addition, by using her in-depth knowledge of cell fate specification in the embryo, she has also initiated reprogramming studies to convert skin-derived precursor cells to a retinal progenitor cell fate. These studies are medically relevant, as the goal is to devise cellular therapies for the treatment of blindness. In retinal degenerative disorders, including retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the photoreceptors that convert light photons into electrical impulses transmitted to the brain are lost. There are currently no standardized treatments to restore photoreceptor function after degeneration. The use of skin cells to generate photoreceptors from a patient’s own skin lends itself to a personalized approach to cellular replacement.
Research Day 2016

Photo Credits: Yuri Markarov
The 58th Annual Research Day of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences and the 35th Clement McCulloch Lecture were held on May 27th 2016 at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute Auditorium. Dr. Napoleone Ferrara from the University of California, San Diego delivered the Clement McCulloch Lecture entitled "New insight into the regulation of ocular angiogenesis".   This year's Research Day was another success with a total of 23 oral and 42 posters presentations, and over 200 attendees.  We would like to thank Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Inc., Allergan Inc., Bausch & Lomb and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for their generous support.
Senior Residents & Fellows Development Dinner
Senior Residents & Fellows Development Dinner
May 18, 2016
The Senior Residents & Fellows Development Dinner took place on May 18th 2016 at One Restaurant in Yorkville.  23 senior fellows and 4 senior residents attended the event. 5 presentations were given: "Pearls in editing surgical videos" (Dr. David Chow), "Pearls in organizing your practice" (Dr. Baseer Khan), "The Academic Career" (Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy), "International Ophthalmology and Healthcare" (Dr. Matthew Bujak) and "Physicians' presence on social media" (Maria Huss).
TORIC Welcome Party
May 27, 2016
The TORIC welcome party, combined with the Research Day dinner was held on May 27th 2016 at Dr. David Yan's residence. We celebrated another year of success, with 42 students from 15 Canadian universities and 1 from University of West Indies in our TORIC program.
Graduation Dinner 2016
Graduation Dinner
June 24, 2016
Our Graduation Dinner was held on June 24th 2016 at the Faculty Club.  This year we had 5 graduating residents and 22 graduating fellows. A number of departmental and hospital awards were presented to the residents and fellows, and the graduating residents also presented 6 awards to the faculty.

Honours and Awards


Promotion to Associate Professor July 1, 2016

- Dr. Asim Ali

- Dr. Steve Arshinoff

- Dr. Hall Chew

- Dr. Kamiar Mireskandari

Congratulations to our new associate professors!

Resident and Fellow Awards


CHIEF RESIDENT AWARD  -  Cindy Lam, Patrick Yang
  • Undergraduate Teaching  -  William Dixon
  • Postgraduate Teaching  -   Rajeev Muni
  • Fellowship Teaching  -  Wai-Ching Lam

TORIC AWARDS              

Feldman / Trope / Wong TORIC Award -  Hady Saheb

Top TORIC Teachers Award  - 
Sherif El-Defrawy, Stephen Kraft, Efrem Mandelcorn, Michael O'Connor, Ted Rabinovitch, Hady Saheb, Allan Slomovic, Raymond Stein, Graham Trope, Agnes Wong
  • Best Student Prize  -  Alex Lai Chi Tam
  • Alumni Prize  -  Victoria Leung
  • John Gaby Prize  - Yael Chavez
  • Best Poster Award  -  Jonathan Micieli
  • HSC The Chan Award for Excellence in Paediatric Ophthalmology - Crystal Cheung
  • HSC - Dr. Ray Buncic Humanitarian Award  -  Wai-Ching Lam
  • SMH - R Gordon Kelly Award  -  Alexander Kaplan
  • SMH  - Dr. Michael Shea Award  -  Kay Lam
  • MSH - Dr. Sigmund Vaile Award  -  Patrick Yang
  • SH - Dr. John Speakman Award  -  Amandeep Rai
  • TWH - Lim Family Memorial Award  -  Abhishek Sharma
  • KEI - KEI Award -  Patrick Yang
  • Silver Needle Award  -  Rosa Braga-Mele
  • Resident Teaching Award  -  Sherif El-Defrawy
  • J.S. Crawford Teaching Award  -  Rajeev Muni
  • Millennium Award  -  David Yan
  • J. D. Morin Award  -  Shaun Singer
  • Golden Suture Award  -  Nancy Tucker


Congratulations to Chryssa McAlister and her husband Chris on the arrival of their baby girl and fourth child, Stephanie Gabriella Geddes on September 13, 2016.

Upcoming Events

September - December 2016

September 22, 2016
Promotions Event
Location: Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street

September 23-25, 2016
Resident Retreat
Location: Collingwood, Ontario

October 16, 2016
Alumni Meeting (with AAO)
Location: TBA, Chicago

November 4, 2016
Faculty Research Day
Location: Princess Margaret Hospital

November 5, 2016
Retina Case Conference Canada 2016

November 25, 2016
Visiting Professor Programme
Dr. Debra Goldstein
Location: KEI, 45 Brunswick Ave

December 2-3, 2016
Walter Wright Day

Full Upcoming Calendar and Events

Invited Lectures & Visiting Professorships

El-Defrawy, SR: 
The Garth Taylor Memorial Lecture at the 27th Annual Conference of the Ophthalmology Society of the West Indies ( OSWI). Barbados. July 13-17, 2016. (Invited Lecture)
- Teaching Residents Surgery

Kertes, P:
Eye on the Future, Toronto, ON. Apr 16,2016. (Invited Lecture)
- Retinopathy of Prematurity: High Value International Ophthalmology.

Kertes, P:
Eye on the Future, Toronto, ON, Apr 16, 2016. (Invited Lecture) 
- The Art of Pneumatic Retinopexy

Kertes, P:
Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting. Ottawa, ON. June 19, 2016. (Invited Lecture)
- Stem cell therapy for dry AMD

Kertes, P:
Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting. Ottawa, ON. June 19, 2016. (Invited Lecture)
- Approaches to anti-VEGF therapy – How and when (to add something else)?

Oestreicher JH:
Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney Australia, March 2016 (Invited Lecture)
- Complications of Blepharoplasty surgery 

Oestreicher, JH:
Georgetown University Washington DC, April 2016 (Visiting Professor)
- Complications of Blepharoplasty surgery
- Enucleation and Evisceration from an International perspective
- Newer Technology in Oculoplastic Surgery
- Project ORBIS in the Third World

Slomovic, AR:
Part of Symposium on Challenging Cases presented by the Experts. EuCornea. Copenhagen. Sept 9, 2016 (Invited Lecture)
- Femtosecond Laser Assisted Kerato-pigmentation for Symptomatic Glare

Slomovic, AR:
Part of the symposium on Corneal Complications of Refractive Surgery. Copenhagen. Sept 10, 2016 (Invited Lecture)
- Steroid Induced Lamellar Keratitis- EuCornea

Stein, RM:
ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. Cornea Day. New Orleans, Louisiana. May 6, 2016. (Invited Lecture)
- Topography-guided PRK and CXL

Stein, RM:
ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress - Innovators Lecture. New Orleans, Louisiana. May 9, 2016  (Invited Lecture)
- Topography-Guided PRK and CXL for Keratoconus

Wong, AM:
Dutch Ophthalmological Society Meeting. Maastricht, Netherlands. April 7, 2016 (State of the Art Lecturer)
- New insights into amblyopia

Wong AM:
Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles. CA, United States. April 27, 2016. (Visiting Professor)
- Skew deviation: From the laboratory to bedside

Wong AM:
President’s Session. Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, Birmingham, United Kingdom. May 24, 2016 (Keynote Speaker)
- What’s new in amblyopia

Wong AM:
Congress Satellite Day in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, Birmingham, United Kingdom. May 23, 2016  (Keynote Speaker)
- How abnormal early visual development affects multi-sensory integration.

Yan, DB:

Engineering Society of Ontario. September 2016 (Invited Speaker)
- Engineer as an Eye Surgeon

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Recent Publications

Recent publications by DOVS Faculty, Staff, Residents and Fellows

March - August 2016

Aguayo Bonniard A, Yeung JY, Chan CC, Birt CM. Ocular surface toxicity from glaucoma topical medications and associated preservatives such as benzalkonium chloride (BAK). Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol. 2016 Jul 18:1-11.

Ahmed S, Khan Z, Si F, Mao A, Pan I, Yazdi F, Tsertsvadze A, Hutnik C, Moher D, Tingey D, Trope GE, Damji KF, Tarride JE, Goeree R, Hodge W. Summary of Glaucoma Diagnostic Testing Accuracy: An Evidence-Based Meta-Analysis. J Clin Med Res. 2016 Sep;8(9):641-9. Epub 2016 Jul 30.

Al-Jamal RT, Cassoux N, Desjardins L, Damato B, Konstantinidis L, Coupland SE, Heimann H, Petrovic A, Zografos L, Schalenbourg A, Velazquez-Martin JP, Krema H, Bogdali A, Markiewicz A, Romanowska-Dixon B, Metz CH, Biewald E, Bornfeld N, Kiratli H, Bronkhorst IH, Jager MJ, Marinkovic M, Fili M, Seregard S, Frenkel S, Pe'er J, Salvi SM, Rennie IG, Rospond-Kubiak I, Kociecki J, Kiilgaard JF, Heegaard S, Cohen VM, Sagoo MS, Amiryan A, Saakyan S, Eide N, Krohn J, Midena E, Parrozzani R, Grange JD, Kilic E, Blasi MA, Saornil MA, Kivelä TT. The Pediatric Choroidal and Ciliary Body Melanoma Study: A Survey by the European Ophthalmic Oncology Group. Ophthalmology. 2016 Apr;123(4):898-907. Epub 2016 Feb

AlAli A, Bushehri A, Park JC, Krema H, Lam WC.  Pimasertib and Serious Retinal Detachments. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Spring;10(2):191-6.

Bamberger M, Medline P, Cullen JB, Gill H. Histopathology of endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma of the eyelid. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr;51(2):e72-5. 

Banerjee P, Harada H, Tassew NG, Charish J, Goldschneider D, Wallace VA, Sugita S, Mehlen P, Monnier PP. ϒ-secretase and LARG mediate distinct RGMa activities to control appropriate layer targeting within the optic tectum. Cell Death Differ. 2016 Mar;23(3):442-53. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

Belliveau MJ, Oestreicher JH. The classic tarsorrhaphy of Anton Elschnig: 100 years later. Orbit. 2016 Apr;35(2):99.  Epub 2016 Feb 23.

Belliveau MJ, Oestreicher JH. Ptosis Repair in Ocular Myasthenia Gravis. Semin Ophthalmol. 2016 May 18:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Berlin MS, Rowe-Rendleman C, Ahmed I, Ross DT, Fujii A, Ouchi T, Quach C, Wood A, Ward CL. EP3/FP dual receptor agonist ONO-9054 administered morning or evening to patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension: results of a randomised crossover study. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;100(6):843-7. Epub 2015 Oct 9.

Boulet G, Halpern EM, Lovblom LE, Weisman A, Bai JW, Eldelekli D, Keenan HA, Brent MH, Paul N, Bril V, Cherney DZ, Perkins BA. Prevalence of Insulin Pump Therapy and Its Association with Measures of Glycemic Control: Results from the Canadian Study of Longevity in Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2016 May;18(5):298-307.  Epub 2016 Mar 29.

Budenz DL, Feuer WJ, Barton K, Schiffman J, Costa VP, Godfrey DG, Buys YM; Ahmed Baerveldt Comparison Study Group. Postoperative Complications in the Ahmed Baerveldt Comparison Study During Five Years of Follow-up. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar;163:75-82.e3. Epub 2015 Nov 18.

Budning A, El-Defrawy S. Interprofessional collaboration in eye health care. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;51(3):130-2.7

Campbell RJ, Johnson D, El-Defrawy SR. Re: Johnson et al. Drug-prescribing patterns among optometrists and nonophthalmologist physicians at a tertiary care centre in Kingston, Ontario. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug;51(4):307-8.

Catt CJ, Hamilton GM, Fish J, Mireskandari K, Ali A. Ocular Manifestations of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in Children. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;166:68-75. Epub 2016 Mar 24.

Chaudhary V, Barbosa J, Lam WC, Mak M, Mavrikakis E, Mohaghegh P SM. Ozurdex in age-related macular degeneration as adjunct to ranibizumab (The OARA Study). Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug;51(4):302-5. Epub 2016 Jun 30.

Cheng J, Beltran-Agullo L, Buys YM, Moss EB, Gonzalez J, Trope GE. Flow Test to Predict Early Hypotony and Hypertensive Phase After Ahmed Glaucoma Valve (AGV) Surgical Implantation. J Glaucoma. 2016 Jun;25(6):493-6.

Cheung CS, Ali A, Chew HF. Successful Treatment of Acute Ocular-Involving Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Using Amniotic Membrane Suture Fixated to Custom Designed Symblepharon Rings. Cornea. 2016 Apr;35(4):578-81.

Chiavaroli L, Mirrahimi A, Ireland C, Mitchell S, Sahye-Pudaruth S, Coveney J, Olowoyeye O, Maraj T, Patel D, de Souza RJ, Augustin LS, Bashyam B, Blanco Mejia S, Nishi SK, Leiter LA, Josse RG, McKeown-Eyssen G, Moody AR, Berger AR, Kendall CW, Sievenpiper JL, Jenkins DJ. Low-glycaemic index diet to improve glycaemic control and cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes: design and methods for a randomised, controlled, clinical trial. BMJ Open. 2016 Jul 7;6(7):e012220.

Christakis PG, Kalenak JW, Tsai JC, Zurakowski D, Kammer JA, Harasymowycz PJ, Mura JJ, Cantor LB, Ahmed II. The Ahmed Versus Baerveldt Study: Five-Year Treatment Outcomes. Ophthalmology. 2016 Aug 17. pii: S0161-6420(16)30503-6.

Desjardins M, Sylvestre JP, Jafari R, Kulasekara S, Rose K, Trussart R, Arbour JD, Hudson C, Lesage F. Preliminary investigation of multispectral retinal tissue oximetry mapping using a hyperspectral retinal camera. xp Eye Res. 2016 Apr 6;146:330-340. [Epub ahead of print]

Elbaz U, Ali A, Mireskandari K. Long-Term Corneal Endothelial Cell Counts After Penetrating Keratoplasty in Infants. Cornea. 2016 Jun;35(6):784-8.

Fea AM, Ahmed II, Lavia C, Mittica P, Consolandi G, Motolese I, Pignata G, Motolese E, Rolle T, Frezzotti P. Hydrus microstent compared to selective laser trabeculoplasty in primary open angle glaucoma: one year results. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul 23.

Forooghian F, Kertes PJ, Eng KT, Albiani DA, Kirker AW, Merkur AB, Fallah N, Cao S, Cui J, Or C, Matsubara JA. Alterations in intraocular cytokine levels following intravitreal ranibizumab.Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr;51(2):87-90.

Ghodasra DH, Chen A, Arevalo JF, Birch DG, Branham K, Coley B, Dagnelie G, de Juan E, Devenyi RG, Dorn JD, Fisher A, Geruschat DR, Gregori NZ, Greenberg RJ, Hahn P, Ho AC, Howson A, Huang SS, Iezzi R, Khan N, Lam BL, Lim JI, Locke KG, Markowitz M, Ripley AM, Rankin M, Schimitzek H, Tripp F, Weiland JD, Yan J, Zacks DN, Jayasundera KT. Worldwide Argus II implantation: recommendations to optimize patient outcomes. BMC Ophthalmol. 2016 May 6;16(1):52.

Ghodasra DH, Chen A, Arevalo JF, Birch DG, Branham K, Coley B, Dagnelie G, de Juan E, Devenyi RG, Dorn JD, Fisher A, Geruschat DR, Gregori NZ, Greenberg RJ, Hahn P, Ho AC, Howson A, Huang SS, Iezzi R, Khan N, Lam BL, Lim JI, Locke KG, Markowitz M, Ripley AM, Rankin M, Schimitzek H, Tripp F, Weiland JD, Yan J, Zacks DN, Jayasundera KT. Erratum to: Worldwide Argus II implantation: recommendations to optimize patient outcomes. BMC Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul 29;16(1):129.

Heon E, Alabduljalil T, Iii DB, Cideciyan AV, Li S, Chen S, Jacobson SG. Visual Function and Central Retinal Structure in Choroideremia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Jul 1;57(9):OCT377-87.

Heon E, Kim G, Qin S, Garrison JE, Tavares E, Vincent A, Nuangchamnong N, Scott CA, Slusarski DC, Sheffield VC. Mutations in C8ORF37 cause Bardet Biedl syndrome (BBS21). Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Mar 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Hill JA, Kimani K, White A, Barasa F, Livingstone M, Gallie BL, Dimaras H; Daisy’s Eye Cancer Fund & The Kenyan National Retinoblastoma Strategy Group. Achieving optimal cancer outcomes in East Africa through multidisciplinary partnership: a case study of the Kenyan National Retinoblastoma Strategy group. Global Health. 2016 May 26;12(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s12992-016-0160-1.

Hillier RJ, Ojaimi E, Wong DT, Mak MY, Berger AR, Kohly RP, Kertes PJ, Forooghian F, Boyd SR, Eng K, Altomare F, Giavedoni LR, Nisenbaum R, Muni RH.  Aqueous humor cytokine levels as biomarkers of disease severity in diabetic macular edema. Retina. 2016 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Holz FG, Tadayoni R, Beatty S, Berger A, Cereda MG, Hykin P, Staurenghi G, Wittrup-Jensen K, Altemark A, Nilsson J, Kim K, Sivaprasad S. Key drivers of visual acuity gains in neovascular age-related macular degeneration in real life: findings from the AURA study. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Holz FG, Tadayoni R, Beatty S, Berger AR, Cereda MG, Hykin P, Staurenghi G, Wittrup-Jensen K, Nilsson J, Kim K, Sivaprasad S. Determinants of visual acuity outcomes in eyes with neovascular AMD treated with anti-VEGF agents: an instrumental variable analysis of the AURA study. Eye (Lond). 2016 Aug;30(8):1063-71.. Epub 2016 May 20.

Iovieno A, Yeung SN, Nahum Y, Teichman J, Lipari E, Busin M, Fontana L. Polarimetric Interferometry for Assessment of Corneal Stromal Lamellae Orientation. Cornea. 2016 Apr;35(4):519-22.

Isaac M, Mireskandari K, Tehrani N. Does Bevacizumab Alter Vascularization Potential in Retinopathy of Prematurity? Ophthalmology. 2016 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Isaac M, Tehrani N, Mireskandari K; Medscape. Involution patterns of retinopathy of prematurity after treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab: implications for follow-up. Eye (Lond). 2016 Mar;30(3):333-41.  Epub 2016 Feb 12.

Johnson D, El-Defrawy SR, Hollands S, Hurst J, Law C, Li C, Baxter S, Campbell Ede L, Campbell RJ. Drug-prescribing patterns among optometrists and nonophthalmologist physicians at a tertiary care centre in Kingston, Ontario. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;51(3):168-73.

Joshi R, Pankova N, Wang H, Baek DS, Zhao X, Reyad M, Boyd SR. Spontaneously occurring fundus findings observed using confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy in wild type Sprague Dawley rats. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2016 Jun;77:160-6. Epub 2016 Feb 10.

Le R, Gupta N. Gold shunt for refractory advanced low-tension glaucoma with spared central acuity. Int Med Case Rep J. 2016 Mar 18;9:69-72. eCollection 2016.

Lei S, Goltz HC, Sklar JC, Wong AM. The absence of attenuating effect of red light exposure on pre-existing melanopsin-driven post-illumination pupil response. Vision Res. 2016 Jul;124:59-65. Epub 2016 Jul 6.

Malik R, O'Leary N, Mikelberg FS, Balazsi AG, LeBlanc RP, Lesk MR, Nicolela MT, Trope GE, Chauhan BC; Canadian Glaucoma Study Group. Neuroretinal Rim Area Change in Glaucoma Patients With Visual Field Progression Endpoints and Intraocular Pressure Reduction. The Canadian Glaucoma Study: 4. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar;163:140-147.e1. Epub 2015 Dec 17.

Mansour AM, Ahmed II, Eadie B, Chelala E, Saade JS, Slade SG, Mearza AA, Parmar D, Ghabra M, Luk S, Kelly A, Kaufman SC. Iritis, glaucoma and corneal decompensation associated with BrightOcular cosmetic iris implant. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug;100(8):1098-101. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-307295. Epub 2015 Dec 30.

Manusow JS, Buys YM, Bellan L. The underemployed ophthalmologist-results of a survey of recent ophthalmology graduates. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;51(3):147-53. Epub 2016 May 11.

Markowitz SN. State-of-the-art: low vision rehabilitation. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr;51(2):59-66.

McAlister C. Re: McCannel: Simulation surgical teaching in ophthalmology (Ophthalmology 2015;122:2371-2). Ophthalmology. 2016 Jun;123(6):e39.

Mezer E, Westall CA, Mirabella G, Wygnanski-Jaffe T, Yagev R, Buncic JR. Measuring recovery of visual function in children with papilledema using sweep visual evoked potentials. J AAPOS. 2016 Jun;20(3):252-7. Epub 2016 May 6.

Micieli JA, Buys YM. Proportion of medical-only versus surgical ophthalmology practices: associations and trends. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;51(3):161-7. Epub 2016 May 11.

Micieli JA, Derkatch S, Pereira VM, Margolin EA. Development of Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas After Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis. J Neuroophthalmol. 2016 Mar;36(1):53-7. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000288. 

Micieli JA, Lam K, Margolin EA. Vision Loss With Postmenopausal Bleeding. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul 1;134(7):831-2.

Micieli JA, Margolin EA. Optic Disc Metastasis as the Presenting Sign of Lung Adenocarcinoma. J Neuroophthalmol. 2016 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Micieli R, Micieli JA. Visor use among National Hockey League players and its relationship to on-ice performance. Inj Prev. 2016 Mar 30. pii: injuryprev-2015-041900. [Epub ahead of print]

Micieli JA, Trope GE, Buys YM. Gender gap and declining surgical activity among new graduates: cataract surgery in Ontario. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;51(3):154-60.

Moss EB, Buys YM, Low SA, Yuen D, Jin YP, Chapman KR, Trope GE. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Determine the Effect of Inhaled Corticosteroid on Intraocular Pressure in Open-Angle Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension: The ICOUGH Study. J Glaucoma. 2016 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Najem K, Margolin EA. A Special Case of Horner Syndrome. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Noel CW, Isenberg J, Goldich Y, Conlon R, Teichman J, Rubinger DA, Weinberg TA, Slomovic J, Chan CC, Rootman DS, Baig KM, Slomovic AR.Type 1 Boston keratoprosthesis: outcomes at two Canadian centres.
Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr;51(2):76-82.

Noel CW, Srivastava R, Lo R, Berger A, Tehrani N, Lichter M. Unmet eye care needs among a homeless youth population. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;51(3):180-4. Epub 2016 May 11.

Olsen JB, Wong L, Deimling S, Miles A, Guo H, Li Y, Zhang Z, Greenblatt JF, Emili A, Tropepe V. G9a and ZNF644 Physically Associate to Suppress Progenitor Gene Expression during Neurogenesis. Stem Cell Reports. 2016 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Olteanu C, Dimaras H. Enucleation Refusal for Retinoblastoma: A Global Study. Ophthalmic Genet. 2016 Jun;37(2):137-43. Epub 2014 Jul 31.

Oyewumi M, Wolter NE, Heon E, Gordon KA, Papsin BC, Cushing SL. Using Balance Function to Screen for Vestibular Impairment in Children With Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants. Otol Neurotol. 2016 Aug;37(7):926-32.

Popovic M, Campos-Möller X, Schlenker MB,Ahmed II. Efficacy and Safety of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery Compared with Manual Cataract Surgery: A Meta-Analysis of 14 567 Eyes. Ophthalmology. 2016 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Raashid RA, Liu IZ, Blakeman A, Goltz HC, Wong AM. The Initiation of Smooth Pursuit is Delayed in Anisometropic Amblyopia.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Apr 1;57(4):1757-64. doi: 10.1167/iovs.16-19126.

Ringuette R, Atkins M, Lagali PS, Bassett EA, Campbell C, Mazerolle C, Mears AJ, Picketts DJ, Wallace VA. A Notch-Gli2 axis sustains Hedgehog responsiveness of neural progenitors and Müller glia. Dev Biol. 2016 Mar 1;411(1):85-100. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

Sawyer SL, Hartley T, Dyment DA, Beaulieu CL, Schwartzentruber J, Smith A, Bedford HM, Bernard G, Bernier FP, Brais B, Bulman DE, Warman Chardon J, Chitayat D, Deladoëy J, Fernandez BA, Frosk P, Geraghty MT, Gerull B, Gibson W, Gow RM, Graham GE, Green JS, Heon E, Horvath G, Innes AM, Jabado N, Kim RH, Koenekoop RK, Khan A, Lehmann OJ, Mendoza-Londono R, Michaud JL, Nikkel SM, Penney LS, Polychronakos C, Richer J, Rouleau GA, Samuels ME, Siu VM, Suchowersky O, Tarnopolsky MA, Yoon G, Zahir FR; FORGE Canada Consortium; Care4Rare Canada Consortium, Majewski J, Boycott KM. Utility of whole-exome sequencing for those near the end of the diagnostic odyssey: time to address gaps in care. Clin Genet. 2016 Mar;89(3):275-84. Epub 2015 Sep 22. Review.

Sheybani A, Dick HB, Ahmed II. Early Clinical Results of a Novel Ab Interno Gel Stent for the Surgical Treatment of Open-angle Glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2016 Jul;25(7):e691-6.

Shute TS, Dietrich UM, Baker JF, Carmichael KP, Wustenberg W, Ahmed II, Sheybani A. Biocompatibility of a Novel Microfistula Implant in Nonprimate Mammals for the Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Jul 1;57(8):3594-600.

Sivachandran N, Noble J, Dollin M, O'Connor MD, Gupta RR. Trends in subspecialty training by Canadian ophthalmology graduates. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;51(3):201-6. Epub 2016 May 11.

Smiley S, Nickerson PE, Comanita L, Daftarian N, El-Sehemy A, Tsai EL, Matan-Lithwick S, Yan K, Thurig S, Touahri Y, Dixit R, Aavani T, De Repentingy Y, Baker A, Tsilfidis C, Biernaskie J, Sauvé Y, Schuurmans C, Kothary R, Mears AJ, Wallace VA. Establishment of a cone photoreceptor transplantation platform based on a novel cone-GFP reporter mouse line. Sci Rep. 2016 Mar 11;6:22867. 

Soliman SE, ElManhaly M, Dimaras H. Knowledge of genetics in familial retinoblastoma. Ophthalmic Genet. 2016 Jul 18:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Soliman SE, Wan MJ, Heon E, Hazrati LN, Gallie B. Retinoblastoma versus advanced Coats' disease: Is enucleation the answer? Ophthalmic Genet. 2016 Jul 19:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

St Clair RM, Sharma A, Huang D, Yu F, Goldich Y, Rootman D, Yoo S, Cabot F, Jun J, Zhang L, Aldave AJ.  Development of a nomogram for femtosecond laser astigmatic keratotomy for astigmatism after keratoplasty. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Apr;42(4):556-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2015.12.053.

Szigiato AA, Trope GE, Jin Y, Buys YM. Same-Day Bilateral Glaucoma Laser Treatments in Ontario: 2000 to 2013. J Glaucoma. 2016 Apr;25(4):339-42.

Vincent A, Audo I, Tavares E, Maynes JT, Tumber A, Wright T, Li S, Michiels C; GNB3 Consortium, Condroyer C, MacDonald H, Verdet R, Sahel JA, Hamel CP, Zeitz C, Héon E. Biallelic Mutations in GNB3 Cause a Unique Form of Autosomal-Recessive Congenital Stationary Night Blindness. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 May 5;98(5):1011-9. Epub 2016 Apr 7.

Vold S, Ahmed II, Craven ER, Mattox C, Stamper R, Packer M, Brown RH, Ianchulev T; CyPass Study Group. Two-Year COMPASS Trial Results: Supraciliary Microstenting with Phacoemulsification in Patients with Open-Angle Glaucoma and Cataracts.  Ophthalmology. 2016 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Weisbrod M, Wong A, Mcreelis K, Cao K, Kohly R. Faculty development: a new model based on faculty needs for an academic department of ophthalmology. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;51(3):190-1.

Weisman A, Rovinski R, Farooqi MA, Lovblom LE, Halpern EM, Boulet G, Eldelekli D, Keenan HA, Brent MH, Paul N, Bril V, Cherney DZ, Perkins BA. Commonly Measured Clinical Variables Are Not Associated With Burden of Complications in Long-standing Type 1 Diabetes: Results From the Canadian Study of Longevity in Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2016 May;39(5):e67-8.  Epub 2016 Mar 22.

Yang Y, Trope GE, Buys YM, Badley EM, Gignac MA, Shen C, Jin YP. Glaucoma Severity and Participation in Diverse Social Roles: Does Visual Field Loss Matter? J Glaucoma. 2016 Jul;25(7):e697-703.

Yousef YA, Soliman SE, Astudillo PP, Durairaj P, Dimaras H, Chan HS, Héon E, Gallie BL, Shaikh F. Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma: A Systematic Review. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar 17.  [Epub ahead of print]

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