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Volume 29, Number 3  |  July 2021

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Message from the Chair

July 2021


Dear Colleagues,
We’ve seen another academic year close and I hope your summer has started out well; that you are able to slow down a little, enjoy the weather and return to your former pleasurable activities, as Toronto continues to open.  I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge our faculty and staff for a very successful year in spite of the difficulties that came our way due to the pandemic.  Our Grand Rounds drew an ever-increasing audience as it found a virtual home on Zoom.  We saw regular subspecialty rounds with increasing involvement of the different subspecialties.  We managed to connect with other centers around the globe for virtual visits and professorships and the teaching of trainees and faculty.   We continued our research endeavours, presenting our findings at virtual meetings and producing publications in record numbers.  We also saw the renewal of the Practice Plan initiative to establish and support the Clinician Scientists program.   Even with many setbacks, above all we managed to take care of our patients providing the quality care we are known for.

The Department has had another good year in advancement and I extend a sincere thanks to our advancement office, faculty and alumni for their continued support.  We continue to see significant support from our industry partners for clinical and research fellowships as well as our educational programs. 

A record number of senior promotions to associate and full professors were achieved this year, a big congratulations to all those promoted. 

All our committees have worked tirelessly dealing with new situations while maintaining and advancing our deliverables.  A big thank you to all of you!

As I’ve written recently, Drs. Eve Higginbotham and Martin ten Hove will serve as external reviewers for our 10-year review January 24 and 25, 2022.  Please hold those dates open and we will circulate a schedule very soon.

Wishing you a happy, relaxing and rejuvenating July and August.

My best,
Sherif El-Defrawy, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
Nanji Family Chair in Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences
Chair & Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences
University of Toronto
Featured in this issue:


Graduating Residents and Fellows

DOVS Graduating Residents 2021
From left to right: Sam Minaker, Yelin Yang, Amrit Rai, Lili Tong, Bryon McKay, Mohammed Al-Falah

by: Drs. John Lloyd and Amandeep Rai

June is always bittersweet as we wish adieu to our graduating residents, of whom we are so proud and we will miss having around!
This year's graduating cohort demonstrated tremendous resilience as their surgical training was abruptly upended by the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Despite the challenges, we are graduating an incredible group of ophthalmologists: astute clinicians and excellent surgeons!  No surprise, all of our graduates were successful at their Royal College exams, so we'd like to extend a hearty congratulations to the newest batch of FRCSCs!
Dr. Mohammed Al-Falah graduated from the College of Medicine, King Faisal University with a superstar GPA. He completed three years of ophthalmology residency in Saudi Arabia prior to coming to Toronto, and we were fortunate he decided to join us! He  had a tremendous 5 year run in our department as a highly regarded physician amongst his peers! He was a close runner-up to Dr. Rai for the Woywitka Cup. He almost missed his Royal College examinations as his baby boy Omar was born right in the middle of them but fortunately everything worked out. And luckily for us, he has decided to stick around a little longer as he is pursuing a vitreoretinal fellowship at Sunnybrook and UHN! Mohammed is very happy that his wife Sara (who is completing a fellowship in neuromuscular disorders) and daughter Rand have been able to join him in Toronto. 
Dr. Bryon McKay completed a PhD in molecular physiology at McMaster, and then headed "down under" to get his MD in Melbourne, Australia before joining our residency program. Bryon served as one of our two co-chief residents and was a real team player and role model in our program. His family suffered a terrible tragedy when their newborn baby Scottie died of SIDS in February 2021. Our department, with the support of the McKay family, decided to create an award in memory of Scottie. The Scottie McKay award will be given annually to the most helpful senior resident as voted upon by the resident body - and Byron was the inaugural winner in 2021! Dr. McKay, along with wife Caitlin and son Huxley, have moved to Vancouver where Bryon will pursue a vitreoretinal fellowship at UBC. 
Dr. Sam Minaker grew up in the picturesque but very small town of Kitimat in northern BC. He was the first in his family to attend university and completed a MSc in chemistry prior to altering his career path towards medicine. He joined our residency after completing his MD at UBC. Sam served as our other co-chief resident during his final year and was an admirable leader, always steadfast, conscientious and considerate towards his junior residents. Sam continues on his upwards trajectory and has moved to Chicago to pursue further training in vitreoretinal surgery with the Illinois Retina Associates at the Rush University Medical Center! His fiancée Gaby (also a newly graduated ophthalmologist from Queens) will join him stateside while she completes her fellowship in Philadelphia.  
Dr. Amrit Rai completed both his BSc and MD at McMaster prior to joining our residency. Although he is the younger brother of Amandeep, he certainly is not overshadowed by him! Amrit won the Woywitka Cup for highest academic standing over 5 years and also the Kensington Eye Institute Surgery Award for surgical proficiency as voted upon by the KEI faculty. He is also near and dear to Dr. Lloyd for his shared love of optics! He will be starting practice as a comprehensive ophthalmologist in the GTA. 
Dr. Lili Tong joined our residency after completing her BSc at Toronto and MD at McMaster. Lili's enjoyment of fine motor hobbies such as cross-stitching, 3D puzzling & video gaming helped her to become the excellent eye surgeon that she is today! She will be missed not just for her hard work and dedication but also her excellent sense of humour! Like Amrit, she is entering practice as a newly minted comprehensive ophthalmologist, and we are thrilled to have her joining our ranks.  Her future patients and colleagues are fortunate to have such a caring and dedicated physician!
Dr. Yelin Yang is our final star graduate in the class of 2021, and her infectious laugh will be missed in our corridors!  She completed her undergraduate at McMaster, followed by her MD in Ottawa where she also pursued a pre-residency fellowship in cornea research. Her love of details in music and photography helped direct her career towards ophthalmic microsurgery. Her interest in the cornea never waned during her entire residency, and unsurprisingly Dr. Yang is pursuing fellowship training in cornea and external diseases at the University  of Montreal. She also hopes to finally marry her fiancee Alex, an emergency room physician, as their wedding plans fell casualty to COVID. Bonne chance Yelin!
Congratulations to the 2021 graduates of the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto!
The fully vaccinated cornea crew celebrating the fellows' graduation at
Evergreen Brickworks (Jun 16, 2021)

From left to right: Dr. Josh Teichman, Dr. Stephan Ong-tone, Dr. Hall Chew, Dr. Clara Chan, Dr. Michael Mimoumi, Dr. David Rootman, Dr. Eyal Cohen, Dr. Larissa Gouvea, Dr. Nizar Din, Dr. Neera Singal, Dr. Sara AlShaker, Dr. Allan Slomovic

TWH Cornea Fellows Dr. Eyal Cohen (left) and Dr. Michael Mimouni (right)
TWH & Sunnybook Vitreoretinal Fellowship Graduation Dinner (Jun 23, 2021)
From left to right: Dr. Parnian Arjmand, Dr. Tom Zhao, Dr. Paul Grewal, Dr. Pieter Van Der Merwe, Dr. Efrem Mandelcorn, Dr. Ken Eng, Dr. Peter Kertes,
Dr. Robert Devenyi, Dr. Peng Yan, Dr. Wei Wei Lee
Farewell event for Fellows at the Hospital for Sick Children (Jun 25, 2021)
From left to right: Dr. Ashwin Mallipatna, Dr. Asim Ali, Dr. Kamiar Mireskandari, Dr. Nasrin Najm-Tehrani, Dr. Sameh Gaballah, Dr. Veronique Promelle, Dr. Angela Zhu, Dr. Wei Wei Lee, Dr. Stephanie Kletke, Dr. Maamoun Abdul Fattah, Dr. Ajoy Vincent
Celebration for Vitreo-Retinal Fellows at St. Michael Hospital
From left to right: Dr. Luis Escaf Sales, Dr. Alvaro Fernandez-Vega Gonzalez, Dr. David Chow
Celebration for Dr. Patrick Daigle, two-year ASOPRS
(Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital

From left to right: Dr. Nancy Tucker, Dr. Dan DeAngelis, Dr. Harmeet Gill, Dr. Navdeep Nijhawan, Dr. Jeffrey Hurwitz, Dr. James Oestreicher

Graduation Award Winners

Resident Award  
Duncan Jamieson & Woywitka Cup Award Amrit Rai
Chief Resident Award
Bryon McKay
Sam Minaker
Research Day Awards  
Medical Student Award Prem Nichani
Alumni Award Austin Pereira
John Gaby Award Wei Wei Lee
Best Poster Award Jovi Wong
Martin Steinbach VSRP Award James Dunbar
Hospital Awards  
HSC - The Chan Award for Excellence in Paediatric Ophthalmology Michael Nguyen
HSC - Dr. Robert Pashby Award Sam Gurney
SMH - R. Gordon Kelly Award Marko Popovic
SMH - Dr. Michael Shea Award Aaron Chan
MSH - Dr. Sigmund Vaile Award Bryon McKay
SH - Dr. John Speakman Award Jason Kwok
UHN-TWH - The Lim Family Memorial Award
Michael Mimouni
Pieter Van Der Merwe
KEI - Kensington Eye Institute Award Amrit Rai
Dr. Clive Mortimer Executive Awards  
Undergraduate Teaching Hall Chew
Postgraduate Teaching Panos Christakis
Fellowship Teaching Sherif El-Defrawy
Morris Shusterman CPD Award
John Lloyd
Amandeep Rai
TORIC Awards  
Feldman/Trope/Wong TORIC Award Hall Chew
Top TORIC Teachers Award

Hall Chew
Jonathan Micieli
Michael O’Connor
David Yan
Agnes Wong
Residents Awards to Faculty  
Silver Needle Award Shaun Singer
Resident Teaching Award Amandeep Rai
J.S. Crawford Teaching Award Michael Wan
Millennium Award Hall Chew
J.D. Morin Award Radha Kohly
Golden Suture Award David Yan
Residents Award to Residents  
Scottie McKay Award (New) Bryon McKay

Incoming PGY-1 Residents & Fellows

We would like to welcome our incoming PYG1 residents Minawaer Abudu, Waleed Alsarhani, Sonia Anchouche, Anna Kabanovski, Jenny Ma and Prem Nichani this year.
We are also excited about having the following new fellows joining our department this year:

PGY-2s are now in our Ophthalmology clinics

Our new PGY-2s have now started in our ophthalmology clinics; a big welcome to all of them, it's good to have you home!

One of our residents, Dr. Tina Felfeli has joined the Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) at University of Toronto in pursuit of a PhD degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. During her full-time graduate studies over the next three years, she will be engaged in taking courses and conducting research along with several other residents from various medical and surgical specialties within PGME who are also a part of the CIP program.   Her research interests include application of biomarkers and imaging technology in prediction models for retinal diseases. Her focus will also expand to the use of clinical databases to evaluate delivery of care within the field of ophthalmology. Following the successful defence of her thesis, Tina will be returning to full-time clinical duties for the remainder of her residency training. 

TORIC 2021

by: Dr. Amandeep Rai
The 2021 iteration of the Toronto Ophthalmology Residents Introductory Course (TORIC) was the first hybrid edition of the course!  The course was safely held in person for about a third of our Canadian PGY1 residents, while the other two-thirds attended the lectures virtually from across Canada! The TORIC lectures were one of the first live events at UofT in the last year!

As co-directors of the course, Dr. David Yan, Dr. Kathy Cao and Dr. Amandeep Rai would like to thank all of our esteemed lecturers for their continued support of the TORIC course!  Your passion and dedication has benefitted generations of ophthalmologists and their patients  -- thank you!
The residents demonstrated tremendous flexibility given the challenges of a multimodal course and we were able to re-introduce some core aspects of the course, including clinical optics, cadaveric anatomy labs,  and surgical wet labs!

We look forward to TORIC 2022, hopefully entirely in person!

Drs. Eli Kisilevsky and Jason Kwok elected as DOVS Co-Chief Residents

Drs. Sara AlShaker and Nizar Din elected as DOVS Co-Chief Fellows

Senior Academic Promotions

Dr. Asim Ali

Dr. Asim Ali is a geographic full-time pediatric ophthalmologist, practicing at the Hospital for Sick Children. He was appointed as Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2018 and currently holds the endowed Mira Godard Chair in Vision Research. Dr. Ali contributes greatly to the academic mission of our Department and has an international reputation as a researcher with a focus on pediatric anterior segment.   His new surgical technique, corneal neurotization has been called  one of the most incredible breakthroughs in Ophthalmology in recent years.

Congratulations on a well deserved promotion to full Professor.
Dr. Steve Arshinoff
Dr. Steve Arshinoff holds a clinical adjunct appointment as an office based physician. Dr. Arshinoff contributes greatly to the academic mission of our Department, and as a researcher focuses on the surgical treatment of cataract, the leading cause of worldwide blindness.  Dr. Arshinoff is a highly regarded and recognized  scholar and educator recognized nationally and internationally. Dr. Arshinoff’ s work on OVDs and immediately sequential bilateral surgery is internationally recognized.

Congratulations on a well deserved promotion to full Professor.
Dr. Catherine Birt

Dr. Catherine Birt is a geographic full-time eye physician and surgeon specialized in glaucoma at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  Dr. Birt contributes greatly to the academic mission of our Department and has an international reputation as a scholar and her research focuses on the treatment of glaucoma, the leading cause of worldwide irreversible blindness.

Congratulations on a well-deserved promotion to full Professor.
Dr. Kamiar Mireskandari
Dr. Kamiar Mireskandari is a geographic full time pediatric ophthalmologist at the Hospital for Sick Children. He currently holds the John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Research.  Dr. Mireskandari contributes greatly to the academic mission of our Department and not only has  an international reputation as a researcher but is being recognized as a significant global leader in pediatric ophthalmology.

Congratulations on a well-deserved promotion to full Professor
Dr. Raymond Stein

Dr. Raymond Stein is a part-time eye physician specializing in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery and practicing at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Bochner Eye Institute. Dr. Stein contributes to the academic mission of our Department and has an international reputation as a researcher with a focus on the surgical management of keratoconus with corneal crosslinking (CXL) and topography-guided-PRK (TG-PRK) procedures.  He is also the principal investigator of a new corneal procedure for age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Stein is a highly regarded researcher and educator recognized nationally and internationally.

Congratulations on a well deserved promotion to full Professor.

Dr. Wendy Hatch

Dr. Wendy Hatch is a Research Scientist at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.  Dr. Hatch contributes to our academic mission and has a national reputation as a researcher. Her research activities focus on cataract surgery, corneal cross-linking and quality improvement.  She is the Co-Chair of Quality Improvement Committee for the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences and the Kensington Eye Institute.

Congratulations on a well deserved promotion to Associate Professor.

DOVS Annual General Meeing

The DOVS Annual General Meeting was held virtually again this year on May 17, 2021. The programme of reports updating the annual academic activities for the year included the Chair’s Report, Chief Residents Report, Education Directors Reports (Postgraduate, Fellowship, CPD), Research Reports (Basic Science and Clinical), and  Faculty Development,  Equity, Diversity, and Global Health.  Thank you to all participants, Drs. Bryon McKay, Amrit Rai, John Lloyd, Navdeep Nijhawan, Allan Slomovic, Rajeev Muni, Valerie Wallace, Nupura Bakshi, Helen Dimaras and Radha Kohly.
The highlight of the meeting was the latest item to add to the 2021 Advancement Report which Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy was pleased to announce as the establishment of the J. Ardeth Hill – Fighting Blindness Canada Professorship in Ocular Genetics Research.  He said it was an honour to welcome members of the Hill Family, Margaret, Janet and Andrew Hill, as well as Dough Earle, President and CEO  from Fighting Blindness Canada and introduce them to the attendees.  The guests shared their stories as to the origin of this remarkable Hill Family Gift from Gilbert and Ardeth Hill.
Continuing with his Advancement Report Dr. El-Defrawy reminded everyone of the other major fund support our department continues to receive such as the Anne Marie Brune Estate Fund, the Henry Farrugia Fund, the Nanji Fund and the new vision for the Macrae Fund.  Our thanks to the Advancement Office and Heather Yearwood for her assistance with our departmental advancement program.

DOVS Annual Research Day 2021

Thank you to the many 2021 Research Day  participants for creating a memorable educational event, trainees, attendees, speakers, judges, session moderators, abstract reviewers, sponsors and the planning committee.

DOVS 64th Annual Research Day and 40th Clement McCulloch Lecture was held over three two hour virtual sessions April 27 (Session  I), May 4 (Session II), and May 11 (Session III).  Each session was highlighted by an eminent visiting professor clinician scientist and integrated for context with trainee presentations. 

Session I - Dr. Jonathan Crowston, “Neurorecovery in retinal ganglion cells
Session II – Dr. Aaron Lee, “Applications of deep learning in Ophthalmology
Session III – Dr. Ordan Lehman, “Opportunities for translation in an era of accelerating scientific Discovery”

Director of Resident Research Dr. Matthew Schlenker reported the event as highly successful and well attended and said, “The content of this Research Day Programme is a testimony to our Department’s commitment to engaging our trainees in rigorous research.

‘Worst it has ever been’: Increase in eating disorder cases among teens overwhelms Ontario’s pediatric hospitals

Congratulations to Dr. Radha Kohly for her front page Globe and Mail article!

Link to the original article on The Globe and Mail (July 19, 2021):

Honours, Awards & Grants

Austin Pereira named finalist for Innovation in Retina Research Award at Canadian Ophthalmological Society 2021

Dr. Austin Pereira (PGY-2) has been awarded a Innovation in Retina Research Award, with a grant of $22 500.00 following a 2nd place finish in the Lion’s Lair Competition at COS 2021. This grant is awarded to a resident physician or fellow in Canada who is conducting an innovative research endeavour in the field of medical and surgical retina.
A team led by Austin and Dr. Netan Choudhry is the first to create a deep learning artificial intelligence model to conduct automated macular hole volume measurements on swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. The hope is to implement this model in OCT devices worldwide, and to hopefully augment the current preoperative IVTS classification of macular holes to improve surgical outcomes.

More information about the award:

Austin Pereira and Jason Kwok awarded Carl Zeiss Meditec Medical Education Grant for

Drs. Austin Pereira (PGY-2) and Jason Kwok (PGY-5, Co-Chief Resident) have been awarded the Carl Zeiss Meditec Medical Education Grant of $5,000.00 for co-creating, the largest free resource for optical coherence tomography image training worldwide. This website contains over 70 practice cases led by 6 staff physicians based out of the University of Toronto, a comprehensive atlas of OCT images for image recognition, and an approach for interpreting a variety of OCT modalities including OCT macula, RNFL/GCC, anterior segment and OCT angiography. The goal with this grant funding is to continue to add real-life interactive practice cases to the website, improve the website user interface, and obtain further accreditation through the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.

Jason Kwok awarded 2021 ASCRS Resident Excellence Award

Dr. Jason Kwok (PGY-5) was awarded ASCRS Resident Exellence Award by the ASCRS Foundation.  The Foundation makes ten awards to enable ophthalmology residents exhibiting exemplary performance to attend the ASCRS Annual Meeting.  The categories for consideration include research, patient care, leadership and education. Recipients receive a travel grant, four nights accommodation, complimentary meeting registration and invitations to select leadership and social events. Congratulations to Dr. Jason Kwok on receiving the award.

Link to more information:

Tina Felfeli awarded two prestigious awards from the Temerty Faculty of Medicine

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine has awarded Dr. Tina Felfeli two prestigious awards including the Edward Christie Stevens Fellowships in Medicine and William Cron & Jean Harris Memorial Fellowship. This is a major accomplishment in recognition of her research work.  Congratulations to Dr. Felfeli on her achievements.

Sandra Gauci receives Positive Achievement and Appreciation Certificate for Administrative Excellence/Leadership from PGME

Sandra Gauci, our Education Co-ordinator, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Positive Achievement and Appreciation Certificate for Administrative Excellence/Leadership from PGME (Postgraduate Medical Education) office. This award is an honour and testament of her exceptional program coordination and support she provides to the trainees and faculty within our program.  Congratulations, Sandra!

Invited Lectures and Visiting Professorships

Buys, Yvonne:
  • Saha R, Shah Dharia R, Trope GE, Buys YM: Effect of prophylactic aqueous suppression on Ahmed glaucoma valve surgery success. 63nd Annual Ophthalmology Research Day, April 27, 2021, Toronto, Ontario. 
  • Tarita-Nistor L, Leibovitzh GI, Buys YM, Trope GE: Perceptual grouping during binocular rivalry in mild glaucoma. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May 1-7, 2021, United States. 
  • Shi RB, Saha R, Li Y, Wong W, Buys YM, Trope G, Eizenman M: Home monitoring of visual fields with the Toronto portable perimeter. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May 4, 2021, United States. 
  • Im J, Trope GE, Buys YM, Yan P, Brent MH, El-Defrawy S, Liu SY, Jin YP: Trends in prevalence of self-reported visual impairment in Canadians with and without diabetes: findings from population-based surveys from 1994 to 2014. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May 1-7, 2021, United States.
Choudhry, Netan:
  • University of Sherbrook Annual Research Day: Advances in Whole Eye Imaging. May 14, 2021. (Invited Lecturer)
  • Utilization of Machine Learning to Quantify Fluid Volume of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (wARMD) Patients based on Swept-Source OCT Imaging (the ONTARIO Study
  • Poster Presentation at Association for Vision & Research in Ophthalmolology Annual Meeting (ARVO) Annual 2021 Conference
Ing, Edsel:
  • Orbital Update: Vulcanized. Ophthalmology Rounds, McMaster University. April 21, 2021 (Visiting Professor)
  • Ing E , Xu AQ, He B, Tanya SM, Lam WC, Tucker NA, Nijhawan, N. Gender and Editorship in Oculoplastics Societal Publications American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery Spring Symposium, online, June 27, 2021.
  • He B, Tanya SM, Torun N, Ing E.  Systematic review of the incidence of Sympathetic Ophthalmia after open globe injury.  Canadian Ophthalmogical Society, Ocuoplastics Session, June 25, 2021. 

Lichter, Myrna:
  • Raising awareness of eyecare for vulnerable populations. Research Day, Department of Ophthalmology University of Manitoba. May 14, 2021. (Keynote Speaker)

Roy, Mili:
  • Ophthalmology Clinical Day 2021. University of Western Ontario Ivey Eye Institute.  April 23, 2021 (Invited Speaker)
  1. “Testing, Testing:  Investigations in Uveitis”
  2. “Drop by Drop: Local Therapies in Uveitis”
  3. “ When Drops are not Enough:  Systemic Therapies in Non-infectious Uveitis “

Yoganathan, Deepa:
  • GAIN study: Genetics and AREDS formula Interaction in Neovascular AMD. University of Massachusetts. May 13, 2021 (Visiting Professor)


Dr. Shaun Singer retires from surgery at KEI

On the occasion of his retirement from surgery at Kensington Eye Institute on June 30, 2021, Dr. Shaun Singer was presented with a certificate which says it all.

It reads “presented to Shaun Singer, MD, FRCS(C).  In recognition of his outstanding contribution as inaugural Medical Director and Resident Surgical Teaching. A trusted friend and teacher.

Coincidentally he was also awarded the much coveted Silver Needle Award (Best Surgical Teacher) by the graduating residents of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto at the graduating event on June 21, 2021.  Dr. Singer will continue to practice at UHN-Toronto Western Hospital. 

Congratulations to Dr. Singer.

Online Rounds Schedule and Events

DOVS VPP/Grand Rounds will resume in September 2021.

For latest details and links, please visit:

Full Upcoming Calendar and Events

Recent Publications

Recent publications by DOVS Faculty, Staff, Residents and Fellows

April 2021
May 2021
Alsarhani W, Alshahrani S, Showail M, Alhabdan N, Alsumari O, Almalki A, Alsarhani A, Alluhaidan A, Alqahtani B. Characteristics and recurrence of pterygium in Saudi Arabia: a single center study with a long follow-up. BMC Ophthalmol. 2021 May 11;21(1):207. doi: 10.1186/s12886-021-01960-0. PMID: 33975560
Berry JL, Munier FL, Gallie BL, Polski A, Shah S, Shields CL, Gombos DS, Ruchalski K, Stathopoulos C, Shah R, Jubran R, Kim JW, Mruthyunjaya P, Marr BP, Wilson MW, Brennan RC, Chantada GL, Chintagumpala MM, Murphree AL. Response criteria for intraocular retinoblastoma: RB-RECIST. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021 May;68(5):e28964. doi: 10.1002/pbc.28964. Epub 2021 Feb 23. PMID: 33624399
Hanna V, Mednick Z, Micieli J. Rapid resolution of a third nerve palsy from pituitary apoplexy. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 May 6;14(5):e241850. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-241850. PMID: 33958366

Hebert M, Buys YM, Damji KF, Yin V, Aubin MJ: Data reporting in ophthalmology during COVID-19 pandemic: Need for a Canadian registry. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2020.12.009 
Ji Y, Nie Z, Meng F, Hu C, Chen H, Jin L, Chen M, Zhang M, Zhang J, Liang M, Wang M, Guan MX. J Biol Chem. 2021 May 20:100816. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2021.100816.  Mechanistic insights into mitochondrial tRNAAla 3'-end metabolism deficiency. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34023389

Jin YP, Trope GE, El-Defrawy S, Liu EY, Buys YM: Ophthalmology-focused Publications and Findings on COVID-19: A Systematic Review. Eur J Ophthalmol. DOI: 10.1177/1120672121992949.
Livny E, Mimouni M, Sorkin N, Bahar I, Rootman DS, Nahum Y.  Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) in eyes with chronic ocular hypotony following glaucoma surgery. Am J Ophthalmol. 2021 May 12:S0002-9394(21)00271-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2021.04.034. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33991516

Ma KK, Ong Tone S, Chodosh J, Saeed HN. Ochrobactrum anthropi Keratitis in a Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis Recipient. Cornea. 2021 May 1;40(5):662-663. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002571. PMID: 33252382.
Nichani P, Micieli JA.  Retinal Manifestations of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021 May;5(5):429-437. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2020.08.016. Epub 2020 Aug 26. PMID: 32860958 Review.

Nichani P, Trope GE, Buys YM, Markowitz SN, El-Defrawy S, Ngo G, Markowitz M, Jin YP: The frequency and source of prescription eyewear insurance coverage in Ontario: A repeated population-based cross-sectional study using survey data. CMAJ Open 2021;9(1):E224-E232. 
Pearson JD, Trcka D, Lu S, Hyduk SJ, Jen M, Aynaud MM, Hernández JJ, Peidis P, Barrios-Rodiles M, Chan K, Woodgett J, Mazzulli T, Attisano L, Pelletier L, Cybulsky MI, Wrana JL, Bremner R.  Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 indirect and direct RT-qPCR detection methods. Virol J. 2021 May 17;18(1):99. doi: 10.1186/s12985-021-01574-4. PMID: 34001180 Free PMC article.
Petzold A, Albrecht P, Balcer L, Bekkers E, Brandt AU, Calabresi PA, Deborah OG, Graves JS, Green A, Keane PA, Nij Bijvank JA, Sander JW, Paul F, Saidha S, Villoslada P, Wagner SK, Yeh EA. Artificial intelligence extension of the OSCAR-IB criteria. IMSVISUAL, ERN-EYE Consortium. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2021 May 19. doi: 10.1002/acn3.51320. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34008926 Free article. Review.
June 2021
Ahmed IIK, Rhee DJ, Jones J, Singh IP, Radcliffe N, Gazzard G, Samuelson TW, Ong J, Singh K Three-Year Findings of the HORIZON Trial: A Schlemm Canal Microstent for Pressure Reduction in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma and Cataract. HORIZON Investigators. Ophthalmology. 2021 Jun;128(6):857-865. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2020.11.004. Epub 2020 Nov 6. PMID: 33166551
Choi B, Pakes B, Bilotta R, Graham K, Gupta N, King AS, Dimaras H, Wei X, Gibson B, Reynolds DL, Morris SK, Selby P, Harvey BJ, Fox AL, Rachlis B, Bhuiyan S, Nnorom O, Upshur R. Defining Clinical Public Health. Clin Invest Med. 2021 Jun 14;44(2):E71-76. doi: 10.25011/cim.v44i2.36479. PMID: 34152710
An Audiovisual 3D-Immersive Stimulation Program in Hemianopia Using a Connected Device.
Daibert-Nido M, Pyatova Y, Cheung KG, Reginald A, Garcia-Giler E, Bouffet E, Markowitz SN, Reber M. Am J Case Rep. 2021 Jun 9;22:e931079. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.931079. PMID: 34106907 Free PMC article.

Daigle P, Mehta S, Bhayana R, Das S, Bharatha A, Nijhawan N. Seven-Year Follow-Up of a Patient With a Retained Needlefish Jaw Fragment Abutting Against His Left Internal Carotid Artery. J Neuroophthalmol. 2021 Jun 1;41(2):e228-e229. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000001060. PMID: 32868564
Heitkotter H, Linderman RE, Cava JA, Woertz EN, Mastey RR, Summerfelt P, Chui TY, Rosen RB, Patterson EJ, Vincent A, Carroll J, Minassian BA. Retinal alterations in patients with Lafora disease. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2021 Jun 15;23:101146. doi: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2021.101146. eCollection 2021 Sep. PMID: 34195479
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