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Volume 25, Number 1  | August 2017

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Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy
Message from the Chair

August 2017

Dear colleagues

I trust you are all enjoying the summer and hope that some of your busy schedules have slowed down enough to savour these short few months of sunshine.  Much has occurred over the last several busy months as evidenced by this large newsletter which reports on our important events, activities, and people.  At the same time we have experienced  the great sadness of losing two of the giants of this department,  Dr. Martin Steinbach on June 24th  and Dr. William Macrae on July 7th.  Details of their upcoming memorial services can be found under the In Memoria section.  Our graduating dinner is the culminating event of the academic year and each year has its own flavour and vintage.  Congratulations to all 2017 graduating residents and fellows, see their names listed under the graduating dinner section.  As we begin this academic year we especially welcome all incoming residents, fellows and students.  Grand Rounds begins September 8, at the new time of 7:30 am, and the schedule will be circulated soon.  

Sherif El-Defrawy
Nanji Family Chair in Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences
Chair & Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences
University of Toronto

Featured in this issue:


Promotions Director and Chair of Promotions Committee

Dr. Yeni Yucel

It is a great pleasure to welcome Dr. Yeni Yucel as the new Promotions Director and Chair of the Promotions Committee for the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.

Dr. Yucel brings to this role his vast knowledge, as a long-time member of our departmental Promotions Committee, a past member of the Decanal Promotions Committee, and his cutting edge research work which spans the clinical and basic sciences fields. 

Dr. Yucel is Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences and Director of Ophthalmic Pathology at the University of Toronto.  He is internationally recognized for his pioneering scientific work relating eye disease to brain pathology and for his discovery of the lymphatic circulation in the eye.  He has been awarded numerous national and global awards.  He was most recently honoured by election to serve as Chair of ARVO’s Pathology Section.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Yucel as Promotions Director.

Sherif El-Defrawy 

Promotions to Associate Professor

July 1, 2017

Dr. Jeremy Sivak

Dr. Sivak's lab at UHN/TWH is engaged in a variety of ongoing research programs funded through peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed grants.  These programs study 1) mechanisms of inner retinal damage and repair, as related in particular to the common blinding disease glaucoma, 2) the related parainflammatory interactions between retinal glial cells and neutrons, and 3) strategies to improve ocular delivery and distribution of drugs and formulations.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jeremy Sivak's promotion to Associate Professor.

Sherif El-Defrawy 


Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System

Dr. David Yan

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Yan on his appointment as Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System, effective July 1, 2017.  Please see the note below from Dr. Gary Newton, President and CEO, Sinai Health System.

Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy


Having been a staff Ophthalmologist at Mount Sinai for the past 21 years, Dr. Yan is very familiar with our patient population and focus on complex cases.  Dr. Yan is a very well respected clinician with a specialty in the treatment of complex glaucoma. He is the Director of Glaucoma Service both here at Mount Sinai Hospital and Kensington Eye Institute and has held staff positions at University Health Network and St. Joseph’s Health Centre. He has been the Chair of the Canadian Glaucoma and Cataract Research Council, a peer-reviewed glaucoma research funding body administered by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and President of the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. His research interests include peer-reviewed publications on aqueous outflow, medical and surgical glaucoma therapy and optic nerve imaging. He is the Founder and Director of the Toronto Ophthalmology Residency Course, which was the first national specialty residency training program in Canada attended by all Canadian ophthalmology residents. He is Assistant Professor within the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Yan is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Clive Mortimer Award for excellence in postgraduate teaching, Golden Suture Award for glaucoma surgery teaching and Silver Needle Award for best cataract surgery teacher at the University of Toronto.
Having first studied engineering at University of Toronto (Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering) prior to entering the field of medicine, he the then went on to earn his medical degree in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Yan’s wide breadth of knowledge and his well-articulated vision for the future of the program positions him well to continue to grow this area of care.
Dr. Jeffrey Hurwitz’ tenure as Ophthalmologist-in-Chief is coming to an end this month and I am very grateful for his outstanding leadership over an extraordinary 31 years.  His accomplishments have been enormous over the years (a record here at Sinai), including building a leading program in Oculoplastics here at Mount Sinai. As an innovative system leader, he has been a consistent presence at executive tables helping to shape strategies. His wise counsel and leadership have been valuable both within Ophthalmology and beyond. As previous Chair of the University of Toronto’s Ophthalmology Department, Dr. Hurwitz has strengthened the academic mandate and shaped Ophthalmology at the University and our hospital. He has mentored and trained a generation of ophthalmologists across Canada. Please join me in thanking Dr. Hurwitz for his deeply committed service to our organization, and the countless patients that he has cared for.
Dr. Yan will begin his tenure on July 1st.   Please join me in congratulating Dr. Yan on this new leadership role and offering support for continued success.

Dr. Gary Newton
President and CEO
Sinai Health System                     

Residents' Report

Stephanie Low & Stephan Ong Tone, PGY4
It’s an exciting time for the Ophthalmology resident body and program! We are excited to serve as this year’s co-Chief Residents, and are looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead. Thank you to the outgoing co-Chief Residents, Amandeep Rai and Kay Lam, for their hard work and contributions to the program over this past year.

Our Department had another successful CaRMS match, and we would like to welcome incoming PGY1 residents: Aaron Chan, Eli Kisilevsky, Jason Kwok, Shaobo Lei, Sultan Al Drees, and Hatim Batawi. Thank you to the entire Selection Committee for their months of hard work.

Amandeep Rai (PGY5) and Dr. Ike Ahmed organized a highly successful Senior Residents Symposium the night before the Toronto Cataract Course. Twenty-eight residents from across Canada participated in this engaging interactive event focused on resident cataract surgery, managing complications, and preparing for complicated cases.

Our residents have also been busy with international surgical missions. Michelle Khan (PGY3) and Dr. Baseer Khan travelled to Jordan for a cataract mission affiliated with the United Nations Human Rights Council. Stephanie Low (PGY4) and Dr. Matthew Bujak recently returned from a mission in Ghana with the Himalayan Cataract Project, as well as an ORBIS hospital-based program mission in Uganda.

What better way to unwind after the OKAP exam than a escape room! Thank you to Victoria Leung (PGY3) for organizing the outing.

Best of luck to the PGY5 residents on their upcoming Royal College exams!

International Missions in Ghana and Uganda

Stephanie Low (PGY4) and Matthew Bujak
In February 2017, Dr. Matthew Bujak and Stephanie Low (PGY4) embarked on two international missions in Africa. In conjunction with the Himalayan Cataract Project, they spent a week working with the staff and resident trainees at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana. There they performed twenty corneal transplants with tissue donated by the Eye Bank of Canada and Sightlife. Dr. Bujak also gave daily resident lectures on various cornea topics.

They subsequently joined an ORBIS team for a hospital-based program in Mbarara, Uganda, working to enhance the local residency training program. Resident trainees at this center were from across Uganda, as well as neighboring African countries and South America. The ORBIS team also included a nurse and project manager from South Africa, as well as an American ORBIS fellow. Dr. Bujak spent time in the OR working closely with local staff and residents on manual small incision cataract surgery, focusing on both surgical and teaching techniques.

Stephanie delivered a daily lecture series, which was very well received by residents. She also worked with local residents enhancing their surgical skills in the wetlab. The long-term goal of this ORBIS program is to develop this institution into a training center for cataract surgery training in this region of Africa. 

Overall, both missions were a great success. The mission ended with a day of R&R where Dr. Bujak and Stephanie took a boat trip to visit our closest relatives, the chimpanzee, on an island sanctuary in the middle of Lake Victoria. A reminder that we are all 98.7% chimp! 

Eye Bank of Canada (Ontario division) - Retirement Event

March 2, 2017
Kensington Health graciously hosted a retirement event on March 2, 2017 to honour and recognize the long service of two outstanding contributors to the history of the Eye Bank of Canada.  Dr. William Dixon has served as the Director and Medical Director for more than 40 years. Linda Sharpen has served as the Eye Bank Manager for 12 years. Guests heard many speeches of congratulations and attestations to the remarkable work contribution and legacy accomplished by each in their own individual ways. Welcomes to the incoming Eye Bank Director Dr. Clara Chan and Eye Bank Manager Christine Humphreys were also heard as the Eye Bank moves forward to a new chapter. At the evenings end Guests enjoyed cake to sweeten the Farewells.

Eye Clinic for Syrian Refugees

April 29, 2017

On April 29th, 2017, the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto and Kensington Eye Institute offered another free eye clinic (fourth in the series) for Syrian refugees.

Full story:

Research Day 2017

May 19, 2017
DOVS 59th Annual Research Day and 36th Clement McCulloch Lecture was held at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute Auditorium on May 19th, 2017. We had 25 oral presentations and 44 poster presentations from our residents, fellows, undergraduate/graduate students and VSRP students. We were very honoured to have Dr. Friedrich E. Kruse from Erlangen University Medical School in Germany as our speaker for the Clement McCulloch Lecture.  The title of his presentation was "New Insight in the Concept of Limbal Stem Cells for Ocular Surface Reconstruction".

TORIC Welcome Party 2017

May 26, 2017
On May 26th, 2017, TORIC course director, Dr. David Yan hosted a welcome party at his home to launch this year's TORIC course. Guests were academic staff and course participants from the universities of Alberta, British Columbia, Calgary, Dalhousie, Laval, Manitoba, Montreal, Ottawa, Queen's, Saskatchewan, Sherbrooke, Toronto, Western Ontario and the West Indies.  With warm introductions all around, the guests enjoyed a very pleasant evening.

ORBIS Canada Plane Pull for Sight 2017

May 28, 2017
On May 28th, 2017, Dr. Alex Kaplan led the DOVS team of 25 volunteers at the annual ORBIS Canada Plane Pull for Sight fundraising event which took place at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.  The teams raced against each other in pulling a 60-tonne FedEx 757 Cargo Plane across the tarmac.  All funds go to ORBIS's vision saving efforts in 92 developing countries.

Alumni Meeting 2017

June 16, 2017
Top Left:  Drs. Tanguy Boutin (Fellow of Dr. Slomovic), Allan Slomovic and Joshua Teichman
Top Right: Drs. Nupura Bakshi, Efrem Mandelcorn, Neel Welling, Deepa Yoganathan, Keon Jon Nia
Bottom Left: Drs. Patrick Yang, Jonathan Micieli, David Yan
Bottom Right: Drs. William Dixon, Harmeet Gill
The DOVS Alumni Meeting at this year's COS was reported to be an astounding success, Dr. David Yan, Alumni Director and his Associate Directors Drs. Harmeet Gill and Jason Noble experimented this year's event by holding the Alumni Meeting not only outside of the normal COS venue (Bord'Elle Boutique Bar & Eatery, Montreal) but also at the later time of 9:00pm. Everyone had a wonderful time and the rest became history.

Graduation Dinner 2017

June 20, 2017
2017 Graduating Residents (left to right): 
Amandeep Rai, Panos Christakis, Kay Lam, Murad Al Obathani, Jonathan Micieli
On June 20th, 2017, DOVS hosted the graduation dinner for our graduating residents and fellows at the U of T Faculty Club.  We were very honoured to have Mr. Pyarali Nanji and Mr. Glen Bandiera, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education as guest speakers for the night.

Congratulations to our graduating residents and fellows.  We wish them success in all their future endeavours.

Graduating Residents:
Murad Al Obathani, Panos Christakis, Kay Lam, Jonathan Micieli, Amandeep Rai

Graduating Fellows:
Alaa Alali, Roy Alon, Monika Baltaziak, Armand Michael Borovik, Yael Indira Chavez D'Croz, Wantanee Dangboon, Simon Sheung Man Fung, Rana Agatha Greene, Mostafa Hanout, Ahsen Ayyaz Hussain, Dima Kalache, Cindy Tze Yung Lam, Anmol Ratan Singh Lamba, Susie Tu-Nhi Luu, Eoghan Robert Millar, Philip Isaac Niles, Gokularaj Ratnarajan, Adam Kenneth Rudkin, Mahmood Jameel M. Showail, Andrei-Alexandru Szigiato

A Vision for Giving Back

From left to right:  Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy, Mrs. Gulshan Nanji, Mr. Pyarali G. Nanji

A Vision for Giving Back

Toronto’s Nanji Family came to Canada as refugees and promised to pay it forward. Now, they’re helping U of T eye surgeons restore sight—and hope—to people around the world by giving the gift of sight.

“We really wish, from the heart, to give people the gift of sight so they can see the light of all the world,” says Pyarali G. Nanji, explaining why he and his family are making a major gift to support eye care initiatives at the University of Toronto’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.

Restoring vision, training doctors

The generous donation will establish a five-year term Chair for the Department, which will be held by the Department Chair, Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy—an eye surgeon, researcher and award-winning teacher. A large portion of the funds will be dedicated to capacity-building global health missions that El-Defrawy and other faculty members lead in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Haiti, among other low- and middle-income countries.

“We go and spend our days performing cataract surgery and corneal transplantation surgery, restoring vision and sometimes allowing people to see for the first time in their lives,” El-Defrawy explains. Local surgeons who have not had the opportunity to be trained in eye surgery attend the sessions, first observing and then doing operations themselves under supervision. In the evenings, he says, the Canadians will give a lecture or host a discussion about a surgical topic.

When they return home, they have not only transformed the lives of hundreds of patients, but they leave the local surgeons newly equipped to continue the work. “This gift will make an enormous difference,” El-Defrawy says.

Welcomed by Canada, determined to give back

The Nanji Family has been supporting hospitals and health-care initiatives in Canada for more than 45 years—ever since Canada helped them out in a time of crisis. Gulshan and Pyarali G. Nanji were born in Uganda and immigrated to Canada with their four children in 1972. Respected and admired within and beyond their Ismaili community, the Nanji Family’s legacy of philanthropy is remarkable. Motivated by a desire to give back to their adopted country, they have donated millions of dollars to causes that are close to their hearts. “Canada is a very humanitarian country,” says Pyarali Nanji. “They look after so many people here. At the same time, we have to make more efforts to give more help to underdeveloped countries. With the University, we want to help in this area.”

The vital impact of vision care

With this new donation, the Nanjis are not only supporting a needed medical service, but providing opportunity and hope—just like the gift of a fresh start that they received in Canada.

“All our senses are important,” explains El-Defrawy, “but vision is critical in allowing us to maintain autonomy. When vision is lost, individuals become unable to work and provide for themselves. And because in most of the countries we work in there is no social safety net, vision loss often leads to being destitute. Cataract surgery can mean people are able to prepare their own food again, or in many cases go back to doing constructive work. It relieves a burden on the whole family.”

Here in Toronto, part of the Nanji Family’s gift will also benefit patients and ophthalmology trainees across the city, as the department’s network of vision experts reaches across five major Toronto hospitals.

Original article published on June 24, 2017.  Article link:
Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy and the Nanji Family

Cycle for Sight 2017

June 24, 2017
The Foundation Fighting Blindness has supported vision research since its inception in 1974.  Over the last 44 years it has raised over $30 million to support research and has funded over 200 research grants (some of which were or are currently held in this Department).  One of its major fundraising events is the Cycle for Sight which took place on June 24th, 2017 at Creemore Springs Brewery. 
We have two teams this year; Drs. Elise Heon and Peter Kertes were the heroic captains of  “Eve and the SickKids Warriors” and Drs. Sherif El-Defrawy and Ken Eng fearlessly led the “DOVS Aeroriders”.   The two teams had raised over $20,000. Congratulations!

Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele earned black belt in Karate

Dr. Rosa Brage-Mele started practising karate during her ophthalmology residency. She took a break but picked it up again 4 years ago when her three sons began to take up karate.  Earning a black belt requires great physical strength, perseverance, intense focus and master of skills.  Congratulations to Dr. Rosa Braga Mele on earning black belt!

Full story:

Spotlight on Alumni


Sam E. Mansour MSc, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Medical Director: Virginia Retina Center
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
George Washington University

As an alumnus, it is both an honor and pleasure to update my University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology family on my career path after residency completion. I completed my residency at U of T  in 1991 and then began my vitreoretinal fellowship at California Pacific Medical Center under Dr. Everett Ai in San Francisco. My original plan was to return to Ontario and U of T following fellowship but due to political circumstances stemming from the passage of Ontario’s Bill 26 (the Savings and Restructuring Act), I ended up taking a position at one of the Stanford University hospitals, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, in San Jose. My fiancée at the time, now my wife, was Joanne DeBoer who was the administrative assistant to Dr. Jeff Hurwitz at Mount Sinai Hospital. In July of 1992 we were married and began our “temporary” stay in California. Several years later and with four children, we began to apply for a Green card to stay permanently in the US beginning in 1997. I stayed on within the Stanford University system until 2002 before moving to the Washington DC area to start a joint appointment at the National Retina Institute (NRI) and The George Washington University (GWU) Department of Ophthalmology. In 2004 I left NRI and established the Virginia Retina Center (VRC), still maintaining my academic position at GWU. In 2010 I had the good fortune to have Dr. Lionel Chisholm join both our VRC and GWU practices where he still practices today. Dr. Chisholm was my Toronto Western Hospital retina mentor during my residency at U of T until he left to chair the Department of Ophthalmology at West Virginia University in 1993. At present, I am the Medical Director at the VRC and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at GWU. We currently have a total of six vitreoretinal specialists at both VRC and at GWU and will hopefully be adding an additional retina specialist before the end of this year.  As always, any of our U of T ophthalmology residents and faculty, both past and present, are most welcome to visit in whatever capacity to any of our Washington DC clinics. I look forward to keeping in closer touch with my U of T alumni family.

Honours and Awards

Ing E:
- Chief Editor - Oculoplastics, Strabismus and Neuro-Ophthalmology, Medscape Ophthalmology
- Elected to the University of Toronto Governing Council, Feb 2017

Gupta N:
- Officer of External Affairs, Executive Board of the World Glaucoma Association

Kraft SP:
Second Burton J Kushner Medallist in Pediatric Ophthalmology: Selected to give the second Kushner Lecture in January 2017, which was presented as a world-wide webinar on the topic of "UBM and OCT" to Localize Ocular Rectus Muscles: Historical Perspective and Current Concepts" 

Ma, J:
ASCRS Best Paper of Session (BPOS) Winner 2017
Session: 2-N Cataract Multifocal IOLs, EDOF IOLs
Paper Title: Diagnostic Preoperative Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography for the Prediction of Postoperative Intraocular Lens Position and Tilt in Presbyopic Refractive Cataract Surgery

In  Memoriam

Dr. Martin Steinbach (October 23, 1941 - June 24, 2017)

Dr. Martin Steinbach, age 75, beloved husband of Rosanne Steinbach and father of Wendy and Eric, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 after suffering a cerebral vascular accident while attending the COS Meeting in Montreal.

Marty was born in New York and attended the City University of New York for his bachelor’s degree. He went to the University of Connecticut for his Masters and then to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his PhD.  He joined the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto in 1985 and played a very significant role in vision research. He was instrumental in creating our Vision Science Research Program, a unique program worldwide. He was the Director of Research for the Department and well known to vision researchers throughout Canada and always brought this community together at ARVO every year.  In recognition to his outstanding contribution to Ophthalmology and for promoting vision research in Canada, Marty received the prestigious Carl Kupfer Award from the ARVO awards committee in 2009 (photo below). In addition, he guided so many of us through the promotions process as Chair of the Promotions Committee and was always so proud when our Department members were promoted. He was a true gentleman;  sympathetic, eloquent, thoughtful and always had a kind word and a smile for everyone.   He was the recipient of many awards and in 2000 was named Distinguished Research Professor by York University. He will be sadly missed. 

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, a Celebration of Dr. Martin Steinbach's Life will be held at The Carlu (444 Yonge Street), 7th Floor, from 2:00-5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Martin J. and Eric Jon Steinbach Vision Science Research Fund for the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute at the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family, please call 416-340-4430 or visit​

Dr. William Macrae (April 30, 1940 - July 7, 2017)

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr Bill Macrae passed away peacefully at home on July 7, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Bill was a member of the department for over 40 years and was profoundly devoted to teaching residents.  Hundreds of residents will remember his kindness, patience, encouragement and humour during their training.  He won numerous teaching awards including the Silver Needle award (5 times), the Millennium award (4 times) and the Dean's award for excellence in postgraduate medical education for teaching, performance, mentorship and advocacy.
Bill will be fondly remembered by his patients, colleagues, numerous friends and family for the extraordinary kindness and compassion he showed for others.
In 2013, the William Macrae award for excellence in ophthalmic teaching  was created.

On Friday, September 15, a service of remembrance will be held in Toronto at Rosedale United Church (159 Roxborough Ave.) at 2 p.m., immediately followed by a celebration at The Granite Club (2350 Bayview Ave.) from 4 - 6 p.m. In memory of Bill, please consider a donation to causes that were dear to him:

The William Macrae Fund for Excellence in Ophthalmic Education: or 
The Ride to Conquer Cancer:

Upcoming Events

September - December 2017

September 8, 2017
VPP Rounds - Oculoplastics
Dr. Harmeet Gill

September 9, 2017
Memorial for Dr. Martin Steinbach
The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street (Yonge/College)
7th Floor

September 15, 2017
Memorial for Dr. William Macrae
2pm - Service of Remembrance, Rosedale United Church
159 Roxborough Ave, Toronto
4pm - Reception, The Granite Club
2350 Bayview Ave, Toronto

September 22, 2017
Dr. Gordon Guyatt 

September 29, 2017
VPP Rounds - Paediatric Ophthalmology
Dr. Michael Wan

October 6, 2017
VPP Rounds - Cataract
Dr. Marisa Sit

October 13, 2017
VPP Rounds - Oculoplastics
Dr. Vivian Yin

October 27, 2017
VPP Rounds - Uveitis
Dr. Nupura Bakshi

November 3, 2017
VPP Rounds - Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Edward Margolin

November 17, 2017
Dr. Joseph Mikhael

November 24, 2017
VPP Rounds - Cataract
Dr. Kylen McReelis

December 1-2, 2017
Walter Wright Day
Metro Convention Centre
255 Front Street W, Toronto

December 15, 2017
VPP Rounds - Paediatric Ophthalmology
Dr. Asim Ali

Full Upcoming Calendar and Events

Invited Lectures & Visiting Professorships

Choudhry, N:
Walter Wright Day, Dec 2016 (Invited Lecturer)
- Wide-Field OCT Imaging

Choudhry N:
First International Swept-Source OCT & OCT Angiography Conference, Madrid, Spain, Jan 2017
- OCT Angiography findings in eyes with an Anomalous Foveal Avascular Zone
- Wide-Field Swept-Source OCT

Choudhry N:
Inaugural Retinal World Congress, Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA, Feb 2017
- It's a Big Broad World in There: Wide-field Imaging & OCT

DeAngelis D:
Ophthalmology, McMaster University, Dec 7, 2016 (Visiting Professor)

Dimaras H:
Vision Worldwide, University of Toronto student chapter. February 10, 2017.
- Retinoblastoma

Ing E:
Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, Ivey Eye Institute, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. Nov 9, 2016 (Visting Professor)
- Oculoplastics: A Micro and Macro Perspective

Kraft SP:
Annual Meeting of Australia and New Zealand Strabismus Society. Feb 24-25, 2017. Auckland, New Zealand. (Invited Speaker)

Markowitz, SN:
McMaster University, Department of Ophthalmology, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Dec14, 2016 (Visiting Professor)
- The State of the Art – Low vision Rehabilitation

Markowitz, SN:
Special Session of  the Low Vision Program of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Toronto at the Centennial Ophthalmology Congress of the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dec 1-2, 2016. (Keynote Lecturer)
- Visual field expansion in patients with retinitis pigmentosa
- Retinal implants for patients with severe retinitis pigmentosa
Macular perimetry in low vision and identification of preferred retinal loci in patients with age-related macular degeneration

Markowitz, SN:
Special Session of  the Low Vision Program of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Toronto at the Centennial Ophthalmology Congress of the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dec 2, 2016. (Panelist)
- Discussion of assessment and management of various cases with low vision

Slomovic, A:
PanCornea, Miami, FL, USA,  Feb 23-24, 2017  (Invited Lecturer)
Grand Rounds, Rabin Medical Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel, Feb 23, 2017 (Visiting Professor)


Ahmed, I:
Resident: Dr. Amandeep S. Rai
Unrestricted educational grant from Alcon to support the Toronto Cataract Course’s Senior Residents Program
Amount: $40,000

Dimaras H:
Sponsor: Garron Family Cancer Cenre
Title: Summer Student Cancer Research Program
Amount: $5,000

Dimaras H:
Sponsor: SickKids Lunenfeld Summer Studentship
Title: SickKids Summer Research Program (SSuRe)
Amount: $2,000

Dimaras H:
Sponsor: University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science
Title: International Course Module Program
Amount: $18,940

Koushan, K:
Sponsor: Bayer
Amount: $28,400 plus the provision of the study drug (Eylea) for the DAM study (Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema with Aflibercept and Micropulse Laser) which is a prospective pilot randomized clinical trial and has just started enrolling patients. 

Recent Publications

Recent publications by DOVS Faculty, Staff, Residents and Fellows

November 2016 - July 2017

Aavani T, Tachibana N, Wallace V, Biernaskie J, Schuurmans C. Temporal profiling of photoreceptor lineage gene expression during murine retinal development. Gene Expr Patterns. 2017 Jan;23-24:32-44. Epub 2017 Mar 10.

Abou El Hassan M, Huang K, Eswara MB, Xu Z, Yu T, Aubry A, Ni Z, Livne-Bar I, Sangwan M, Ahmad M, Bremner R. Properties of STAT1 and IRF1 enhancers and the influence of SNPs. BMC Mol Biol. 2017 Mar 9;18(1):6.

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, Akhtar O, Hodge W. Correction: Summary of Glaucoma Diagnostic Testing Accuracy: An Evidence-Based Meta-Analysis. J Clin Med Res. 2017 Mar; 9(3):231.

Al-Awadi A, Mandelcorn ED, Somani S. Atypical transient subretinal exudation following photodynamic therapy for chronic central serous retinopathy: a case report. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb;52(1):e38-e41.

Al-Kharashi, Galbinur T, Mandelcorn ED et al. The Adjunctive Use of Pre-Operative Intravitreal Bevacizumab In the Setting of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct-Dec;30(4):217-220.

Bassett EA, Tokarew N, Allemano EA, Mazerolle C, Morin K, Mears AJ, McNeill B, Ringuette R, Campbell C, Smiley S, Pokrajac NT, Dubuc AM, Ramaswamy V, Northcott PA, Remke M, Monnier PP, Potter D, Paes K, Kirkpatrick LL, Coker KJ, Rice DS, Perez-Iratxeta C, Taylor MD, Wallace VA. Norrin/Frizzled4 signalling in the preneoplastic niche blocks medulloblastoma initiation. Elife. 2016 Nov 8;5.

Belliveau MJ, Wang JC, Nijhawan N, Latta EK, Lee JM. Staged endonasal-external resection of esthesioneuroblastoma involving the nasolacrimal duct and lacrimal sac. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;51(6):e173-e175.

Berk TA, An JA, Ahmed IIK. Inadvertent Cyclodialysis Cleft and Hypotony Following Ab-Interno Trabeculotomy Using the Trabectome Device Requiring Surgical Repair.  J Glaucoma. 2017 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Berk TA, Yang PT, Chan CC. Prospective Comparative Analysis of 4 Different Intraocular Pressure Measurement Techniques and Their Effects on Pressure Readings. J Glaucoma. 2017 Jun;26(6):e194-e195.

Bhattacharyya N, Darren B, Schott RK, Tropepe V, Chang BSW. Cone-like rhodopsin expressed in the all-cone retina of the colubrid pine snake as a potential adaptation to diurnality. J Exp Biol. 2017 Jul 1;220(Pt 13):2418-2425. Epub 2017 May 3.

Calafati J, Pradhan ZS, Birt CM. Frequency of unplanned interventions in patients attending for a presumed routine glaucoma follow-up appointment. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;51(6):426-430.

Calvo P, Ferreras A, Al Adel F, Dangboon W, Brent MH. Effect of an Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant on Diabetic Macular Edema after Cataract Surgery.  Retina. 2017 Feb 10.

Campbell RJ, El-Defrawy SR, Bell CM, Gill SS, Hooper PL, Whitehead M, Campbell EL, Nesdole R, Warder D, Ten Hove M. Effect of cataract surgery volume constraints on recently graduated ophthalmologists: a population-based cohort study. CMAJ. 2017 Mar 20;189(11):E424-E430. Epub 2016 Dec 5.

Campbell RJ, El-Defrawy SR, Gill SS, Whitehead M, Campbell EL, Hooper PL, Bell CM, Ten Hove M. New Surgeon Outcomes and the Effectiveness of Surgical Training: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Ophthalmology. 2017 Apr;124(4):532-538. Epub 2017 Jan 24.

Campbell RJ, El-Defrawy SR. Shaping the future of ophthalmology in Canada. Intraocular lens power calculation in primary angle closure.Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;51(6):397-399.

Campos-Möller X, Ike K Ahmed I. Intraocular lens power calculation in primary angle closure. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov;44(8):663-665

Chan AT, Zauberman NA, Chan CC, Rootman DS. Outcomes after implantable collamer lens surgery in a Canadian cohort. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr;52(2):150-154. Epub 2016 Oct 27.

Chang DF, Donnenfeld ED, Katz LJ, Voskanyan L, Ahmed II, Samuelson TW, Giamporcaro JE, Hornbeak DM, Solomon KD. Efficacy of two trabecular micro-bypass stents combined with topical travoprost in open-angle glaucoma not controlled on two preoperative medications: 3-year follow-up. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017 Mar 15;11:523-528. eCollection 2017.

Charng J, Jacobson SG, Heon E, Roman AJ, McGuigan DB 3rd, Sheplock R, Kosyk MS, Swider M, Cideciyan AV. Pupillary Light Reflexes in Severe Photoreceptor Blindness Isolate the Melanopic Component of Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Jun 1;58(7):3215-3224.

Chau SA, Herrmann N, Sherman C, Chung J, Eizenman M, Kiss A, Lanctôt KL. Visual Selective Attention Toward Novel Stimuli Predicts Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease Patients. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;55(4):1339-1349.

Chaudhry A, Chung BH, Stavropoulos DJ, Araya MP, Ali A, Heon E, Chitayat D.Agenesis of the corpus callosum, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, facial dysmorphism, and posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy associated with ZEB1 gene deletion. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jul 25.

Chaudhary K, Mak MY, Gizicki R, Muni RH, Wong DT, Altomare F, Berger AR. Proportion of Patients with Macular Hole Surgery who would have been favorable Ocriplasmin Candidates: A Retrospective Analysis. Retina. 2017 Jan;37(1):76-79.

Chen YN, Patel CK, Kertes PJ, Devenyi RG, Blaser S, Lam WC. Retinal Detachment and Retrobulbar Cysts in a Large Cohort of Optic Nerve Coloboma. Retina. 2017 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Chiang WC, Chan P, Wissinger B, Vincent A, Skorczyk-Werner A, Krawczyński MR, Kaufman RJ, Tsang SH, Héon E, Kohl S, Lin JH. Achromatopsia mutations target sequential steps of ATF6 activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jan 10;114(2):400-405.

Chiu H, Dang H, Cheung C, Khosla D, Arjmand P, Rabinovitch T, Derzko-Dzulynsky L. Ten-year retrospective review of outcomes following phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation in patients with pre-existing uveitis. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr;52(2):175-180. Epub 2017 Jan 10.

Chiu HH, Sade S, Chew HF. Corneal melt following collagen crosslinking and topography-guided customized ablation treatment for keratoconus. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun;52(3):e88-e91. Epub 2017 Jan 18. No abstract available.

Choudhry N, Golding J, Rao RC. Vitreous Invasion: Neovascular Frond in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Ophthalmology. 2016 Dec;123(12):2625.

Christakis PG, Zhang D, Budenz DL, Barton K, Tsai JC, Ahmed II; ABC-AVB Study Groups. Five-Year Pooled Data Analysis of the Ahmed Baerveldt Comparison Study and the Ahmed Versus Baerveldt Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr;176:118-126. Epub 2017 Jan 17.

Chung DD, Frausto RF, Cervantes AE, Gee KM, Zakharevich M, Hanser EM, Stone EM, Heon E, Aldave AJ. Confirmation of the OVOL2 Promoter Mutation c.-307T>C in Posterior Polymorphous Corneal Dystrophy. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 3;12(1):e0169215.

De Oliveira PR, Berger AR, Chow DR. Optical coherence tomography angiography in chorioretinal disorders. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb;52(1):125-136. Review.

De Oliveira PR, Berger AR, Chow DR. Vitreoretinal instruments: vitrectomy cutters, endoillumination and wide-angle viewing systems. Int J Retina Vitreous. 2016 Dec 5;2:28. Review.

Deimling SJ, Olsen JB, Tropepe V. The expanding role of the Ehmt2/G9a complex in neurodevelopment. Neurogenesis (Austin). 2017 May 2;4(1):e1316888. eCollection 2017.

Dhanraj S, Matveev A, Li H, Lauhasurayotin S, Jardine L, Cada M, Zlateska B, Tailor CS, Zhou J, Mendoza-Londono R, Vincent A, Durie PR, Scherer SW, Rommens JM, Heon E, Dror Y. Biallelic mutations in DNAJC21 cause Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Blood. 2017 Mar 16;129(11):1557-1562. Epub 2017 Jan 6.

Einan-Lifshitz A, Sorkin N, Boutin T, Showail M, Borovik A, Alobthani M, Chan CC, Rootman DS. Comparison of Femtosecond Laser-Enabled Descemetorhexis and Manual Descemetorhexis in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea. 2017 Jul;36(7):767-770.

Elbaz U, Mireskandari K, Tehrani N, Shen C, Khan MS, Williams S, Ali A. Corneal Endothelial Cell Density in Children: Normative Data From Birth to 5 Years Old. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan;173:134-138.

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. 2017 Mar;45(2):120-127. Epub 2016 Aug 24.

Filek R, Hooper P, Sheidow T, Gonder J, Varma DK, Heckler L, Hodge W, Chakrabarti S, Hutnik CML. Structural and functional changes to the retina and optic nerve following panretinal photocoagulation over a 2-year time period.  Eye (Lond). 2017 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Haug SJ, Wong RW, Day S, Choudhry N, Sneed S, Prasad P, Read S, McDonald RH, Agarwal A, Davis J, Sarraf D. Didanosine Retinal Toxicity. Retina 2016 Dec; 36 Suppl 1:S159-S167.

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. 2017 Apr;37(4):761-769.

Holz FG, Tadayoni R, Beatty S, Berger AR, Cereda MG, Hykin P, Hoyng CB, Wittrup-Jensen K, Altemark A, Nilsson J, Kim K, Sivaprasad S. Identifying Predictors of Anti-VEGF Treatment Response in Patients with Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration through Discriminant and Principal Component Analysis.  Ophthalmic Res. 2016 Nov 11. [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 Dec;100(12):1623-1628.

Holz FG, Tadayoni R, Beatty S, Berger AR, Cereda MG, Hykin P, Hoyng CB, Wittrup-Jensen K, Altemark A, 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 31(1):166-166 January 2017

Hussain A, Sidiropoulos M, Das S, Munoz DG, Nijhawan N. Orbital cellular blue nevus complicated by malignant melanoma. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun;52(3):e111-e113. Epub 2017 Jan 12. No abstract available.

Ing E, Celo E, Ing R, Weisbrod L, Ing M. Quantitative analysis of the text and graphic content in ophthalmic slide presentations. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr;52(2):171-174. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

Iovieno A, Teichman JC, Low S, Yeung SN, Eve Lègarè M, Lichtinger AD, Slomovic AR, Rootman DS. Outcomes of photorefractive keratectomy following laser in situ keratomileusis: a cohort study. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;51(6):417-422.

Jacobson SG, Cideciyan AV, Sumaroka A, Roman AJ, Charng J, Lu M, Choudhury S, Schwartz SB, Heon E, Fishman GA, Boye SE. Defining Outcomes for Clinical Trials of Leber Congenital Amaurosis Caused by GUCY2D Mutations. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 May;177:44-57. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

Joksimovic L, Koucheki R, Popovic M, Ahmed Y, Schlenker MB, Ahmed IIK. Risk of bias assessment of randomised controlled trials in high-impact ophthalmology journals and general medical journals: a systematic review. Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Khan M, Hussein A, Gill H. Fluid Leak Following Deep Midfacial Laceration. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Khuu LA, Tayyari F, Sivak JM, Flanagan JG, Singer S, Brent MH, Huang D, Tan O, Hudson C. Aqueous humor endothelin-1 and total retinal blood flow in patients with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Eye (Lond). 2017 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Khuu LA, Tayyari F, Sivak JM, Flanagan JG, Singer S, Brent MH, Huang D, Tan O, Hudson C.  Aqueous humour concentrations of TGF-β, PLGF and FGF-1 and total retinal blood flow in patients with early non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Acta Ophthalmol. 2017 May;95(3):e206-e211. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Kisilevsky E, Kaplan A, Micieli J, McGowan M, Mackinnon D, Margolin E. Computed tomography only useful for selected patients presenting with primary eye complaints in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Kletke S, Batmanabane V, Dai T, Vincent A, Li S, Gordon KA, Papsin BC, Cushing SL, Héon E. The combination of vestibular impairment and congenital sensorineural hearing loss predisposes patients to ocular anomalies, including Usher syndrome.  Clin Genet. 2017 Jul;92(1):26-33.

Koushan K, Mikhail M, Beattie A, Ahuja N, Liszauer A, Kobetz L, Farrokhyar F, Martin JA. Corneal endothelial cell loss after pars plana vitrectomy and combined phacoemulsification-vitrectomy surgeries. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb;52(1):4-8.

Kraft SP. A practical approach to vertical strabismus: It is not a "black box"! S Afr Ophthalmol J 2016; 11: 12-16

Krysko KM, Sundaram AN. Recurrent Alternate-Sided Homonymous Hemianopia Due to Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy with Lactic Acidosis and Stroke-Like Episodes (MELAS): A Case Report. Neuroophthalmology. 2016 Sep 23;41(1):30-34.

Ku CA, Hull S, Arno G, Vincent A, Carss K, Kayton R, Weeks D, Anderson GW, Geraets R, Parker C, Pearce DA, Michaelides M, MacLaren RE, Robson AG, Holder GE, Heon E, Raymond FL, Moore AT, Webster AR, Pennesi ME. Detailed Clinical Phenotype and Molecular Genetic Findings in CLN3-Associated Isolated Retinal Degeneration. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 May 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Ku CA, Hull S, Arno G, Vincent A, Carss K, Kayton R, Weeks D, Anderson GW, Geraets R, Parker C, Pearce DA, Michaelides M, MacLaren RE, Robson AG, Holder GE, Heon E, Raymond FL, Moore AT, Webster AR, Pennesi ME. Detailed Clinical Phenotype and Molecular Genetic Findings in CLN3-Associated Isolated Retinal Degeneration. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Jul 1;135(7):749-760.

Lam CT, Trope GE, Buys YM. Effect of Head Position and Weight Loss on Intraocular Pressure in Obese Subjects. J Glaucoma. 2017 Feb;26(2):107-112.

Le R, Yucel N, Khattak S, Yucel YH, Prud'homme GJ, Gupta N. Current indications and surgical approaches to corneal transplants at the University of Toronto: A clinical-pathological study. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb;52(1):74-79.

Lei S, Goltz HC, Chen X, Zivcevska M, Wong AM. The Relation Between Light-Induced Lacrimation and the Melanopsin-Driven Postillumination Pupil Response. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Mar 1;58(3):1449-1454.

Leung VC, Hussain A, Krings T, DeAngelis D. Endovascular Management of a Traumatic Infraorbital Pseudoaneurysm Causing Orbital Compartment Syndrome. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Leung VC, Pechlivanoglou P, Chew HF, Hatch W. Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking in the Management of Keratoconus in Canada: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.  Ophthalmology. 2017 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Li DQ, Golding J, Glittenberg C, Choudhry N. Multimodal Imaging Features in Acute Exudative Paraneoplastic Polymorphous Vitelliform Maculopathy.  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016 Dec 1;47(12):1143-1146.

Low SA, Hussain A, Gill HS, Monteiro E, Liu ES. Pott's puffy tumour presenting as a necrotic eyelid lesion. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb;52(1):e25-e28.

Markowitz SN. Re: State-of-the-art: low vision rehabilitation. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;51(6):494.

McCurdy SR, Pacal M, Ahmad M, Bremner R. A CDK2 activity signature predicts outcome in CDK2-low cancers. Oncogene. 2017 May 4;36(18):2491-2502. Epub 2016 Nov 7.

McGuigan DB, Heon E, Cideciyan AV, Ratnapriya R, Lu M, Sumaroka A, Roman AJ, Batmanabane V, Garafalo AV, Stone EM, Swaroop A, Jacobson SG. EYS Mutations Causing Autosomal Recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa: Changes of Retinal Structure and Function with Disease Progression. Genes (Basel). 2017 Jul 12;8(7).

Mednick ZD, Varma DK, Campos-Möller X, Ahmed IIK. Refractive predictability of a 3-piece intraocular lens platform versus its 1-piece counterpart.  Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr;52(2):146-149 Epub 2017 Jan 11.

Merry GF, Munk MR, Dotson RS, Walker MG, Devenyi RG.  Photobiomodulation reduces drusen volume and improves visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in dry age-related macular degeneration. Acta Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun;95(4):e270-e277. Epub 2016 Dec 18.

Micieli JA, Bedi H, Krings T. A woman with a red eye from a carotid-cavernous sinus fistula. CMAJ. 2017 Jan 23;189(3):E113-E115.

Micieli JA, Easterbrook M. Eye and Orbital Injuries in Sports. Clin Sports Med. 2017 Apr;36(2):299-314. Review.

Micieli JA, Lam C, Najem K, Margolin EA. Aqueous Humor Cytokines in Patients With Acute Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy.  Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 May;177:175-181 Epub 2017 Mar 14.

Micieli JA, Margolin EA. Optic Disc Metastasis as the Presenting Sign of Lung Adenocarcinoma. J Neuroophthalmol. 2016 Dec;36(4):399-401.

Micieli JA, Margolin EA. Paraneoplastic Optic Neuropathy Associated With Purkinje Cell Antibody-2 in a Patient With Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 Mar;37(1):53-55.

Micieli JA, Newman NJ, Barrow DL, Biousse V. Intracranial Aneurysms of Neuro-Ophthalmologic Relevance.  J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 Jun 29. [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 Dec;22(6):392-395.

Morrow JM, Lazic S, Dixon Fox M, Kuo C, Schott RK, de A Gutierrez E, Santini F, Tropepe V, Chang BS. A second visual rhodopsin gene, rh1-2, is expressed in zebrafish photoreceptors and found in other ray-finned fishes. J Exp Biol. 2017 Jan 15;220(Pt 2):294-303.

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. 2017 Feb;26(2):182-186.

Mueller AS, González EG, McNorgan C, Steinbach MJ, Timney B. Aperture extent and stimulus speed affect the perception of visual acceleration. Exp Brain Res. 2017 Mar;235(3):743-752. Epub 2016 Nov 19.

Muratov S, Podbielski DW, Jack SM, Ahmed II, Mitchell LA, Baltaziak M, Xie F. Preference-based disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument for glaucoma: a mixed methods study protocol. BMJ Open. 2016 Nov 8;6(11):e012732.

Najem K, Derzko-Dzulynsky L, Margolin EA. IgG4-related disease presenting as panuveitis without scleral involvement. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2017 Dec;7(1):7. Review.

Najem K, Margolin EA. Unilateral Optic Nerve Edema With Preserved Visual Function. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Narinesingh C, Goltz HC, Wong AM.Temporal Binding Window of the Sound-Induced Flash Illusion in Amblyopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Mar 1;58(3):1442-1448.

Nguyen QD, De Falco S, Behar-Cohen F, Lam WC, Li X, Reichhart N, Ricci F, Pluim J, Li WW. Placental growth factor and its potential role in diabetic retinopathy and other ocular neovascular diseases. Acta Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Niechwiej-Szwedo E, Goltz HC, Colpa L, Chandrakumar M, Wong AM. Effects of Reduced Acuity and Stereo Acuity on Saccades and Reaching Movements in Adults With Amblyopia and Strabismus. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Feb 1;58(2):914-921.

Olson RJ, Braga-Mele R, Chen SH, Miller KM, Pineda R 2nd, Tweeten JP, Musch DC. Cataract in the Adult Eye Preferred Practice Pattern®. Ophthalmology. 2017 Feb;124(2):P1-P119.

Ong Tone S, Li DQ, Ashkenazy Z, Borovik A, Slomovic AR, Rootman DS, Chan CC. Simple Preoperative Ink Test as a Novel Adjunct to Intrastromal Keratopigmentation for Post-laser Peripheral Iridotomy Dysphotopsias. Cornea. 2017 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Ortin-Martinez A, Tsai EL, Nickerson PE, Bergeret M, Lu Y, Smiley S, Comanita L, Wallace VA. A Reinterpretation of Cell Transplantation: GFP Transfer From Donor to Host Photoreceptors. Stem Cells. 2017 Apr;35(4):932-939. Epub 2017 Jan 19.

Ozturker Z, Munro K, Gupta N. Optic Disc Hemorrhages in Glaucoma and Common Clinical Features. Can J Ophthalmol. Available online 26 June 2017.

Pesin N, Mandelcorn ED, Felfeli T, Ogilvie RI, Brent MH. The role of occult hypertension in retinal vein occlusions and diabetic retinopathy. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr;52(2):225-228  Epub 2017 Jan 9.

Popovic M, Ahmed IIK, DiGiovanni J, Shields CL. Radiotherapeutic and surgical management of iris melanoma: A review. Surv Ophthalmol. 2017 May - Jun;62(3):302-311. Epub 2017 Jan 3. Review.

Popovic M, Campos-Möller X, Schlenker MB, Ahmed IIK.  Reply. Ophthalmology. 2017 May;124(5):e48-e49. No abstract available.

Qaiser S, Limo A, Gichana J, Kimani K, Githanga J, Waweru W, Dimba EAO, Dimaras H. Design and Implementation of the Retinoblastoma Collaborative Laboratory. Journal of Ocular Oncology and Pathology. 2017 3:73-82

Qaiser S, Dimaras H, Hamel P. The Voluntariat: A Freirean Framework To Understand The Nature Of Undergraduate International (Medical) Experiences. 2016 7(3): e31-e36.

Rao RC, Choudhry N. A christmas tree cataract. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;51(6):e160-e161.

Richards MD, Goltz HC, Wong AMF. Alterations in audiovisual simultaneity perception in amblyopia. PLoS One. 2017 Jun 9;12(6):e0179516. eCollection 2017.

Rocha G, Gulliver E, Borovik A, Chan CC. Randomized, masked, in vitro comparison of three commercially available tear film osmometers. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan 27;11:243-248.

Schlenker MB, Gulamhusein H, Conrad-Hengerer I, Somers A, Lenzhofer M, Stalmans I, Reitsamer H, Hengerer FH, Ahmed IIK. Efficacy, Safety, and Risk Factors for Failure of Standalone Ab Interno Gelatin Microstent Implantation versus Standalone Trabeculectomy. Ophthalmology. 2017 Jun 7 [Epub ahead of print]

Seamone ME, Lewis DR, Almeida D, Choudhry N, Gupta RR. MASSIVE SUBRETINAL GAS AFTER VITRECTOMY SURGERY: MECHANISM AND MANAGEMENT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Sharma A, Wong AM, Colpa L, Chow AH, Jin YP. Socioeconomic status and utilization of amblyopia services at a tertiary pediatric hospital in Canada. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;51(6):452-458.

Soliman SE, Dimaras H, Khetan V, Gardiner JA, Chan HS, Héon E, Gallie BL. Prenatal versus Postnatal Screening for Familial Retinoblastoma. Ophthalmology. 2016 Dec;123(12):2610-2617.

Soliman SE, Eldomiaty W, Goweida MB, Dowidar A. Clinical presentation of retinoblastoma in Alexandria: A step toward earlier diagnosis. Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr-Jun;31(2):80-85. Epub 2017 Mar 19.

Soliman SE, ElManhaly M, Dimaras H. Knowledge of genetics in familial retinoblastoma. Ophthalmic Genet. 2017 May-Jun;38(3):226-232. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

Soliman SE, Halliday W, Shaikh F, Chan H, Hèon E, Gallie BL. White orbital mass after enucleation for retinoblastoma: The power of illusion. Ophthalmic Genet. 2017 Mar 17:1-3 [Epub ahead of print]

Soliman SE, Racher H, Zhang C, MacDonald H, Gallie BL. Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics in Retinoblastoma--An Update. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2017 Mar-Apr;6(2):197-207.

Soliman SE, Ulster A, MacDonald H, VandenHoven C, Toi A, Hèon E, Gallie B. Psychosocial determinants for treatment decisions in familial retinoblastoma. Ophthalmic Genet. 2017 Jan 13:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Soliman SE, VandenHoven C, MacKeen LD, Héon E, Gallie BL. Optical Coherence Tomography-Guided Decisions in Retinoblastoma Management. Ophthalmology. 2017 Jun;124(6):859-872. Epub 2017 Mar 18.

Soliman SE, Wan MJ, Heon E, Hazrati LN, Gallie B. Retinoblastoma versus advanced Coats' disease: Is enucleation the answer? Ophthalmic Genet. 2017 May-Jun;38(3):291-293. Epub 2016 Jul 19

Sorkin N, Einan-Lifshitz A, Ashkenazy Z, Boutin T, Showail M, Borovik A, Alobthani M, Chan CC, Rootman DS. Enhancing Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty in Postvitrectomy Eyes With the Use of Pars Plana Infusion. Cornea. 2017 Mar;36(3):280-283

Szigiato AA, Caldwell M, Buys YM, Mireskandari K. Trends in pediatric strabismus surgery in the new millennium: influence of funding and perceived benefits of surgery. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017. Epub 2017 Jan 18.

Szigiato AA, Schlenker M, Ahmed II. Bleb Morphology After Needling With Viscoelastic of an Ab Interno Microstent Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan 12;135(1):e164668.

Szigiato AA, Lee DH, Fraser JA. Selective Extraocular Muscle Atrophy Secondary to Chronic Oculomotor Denervation. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb 9;135(2):e164664.

Tarita-Nistor L, Gill I, González EG, Steinbach MJ. Fixation Stability Recording: How Long for Eyes with Central Vision Loss? Optom Vis Sci. 2017 Mar;94(3):311-316.

Tarita-Nistor L, González EG, Brin T, Mandelcorn MS, Scherlen AC, Mandelcorn ED, Steinbach MJ. Fixation Stability and Viewing Distance in Patients with AMD. Optom Vis Sci. 2017 Feb;94(2):239-245.

Tassew NG, Charish J, Shabanzadeh AP, Luga V, Harada H, Farhani N, D'Onofrio P, Choi B, Ellabban A, Nickerson PEB, Wallace VA, Koeberle PD, Wrana JL, Monnier PP.  Exosomes Mediate Mobilization of Autocrine Wnt10b to Promote Axonal Regeneration in the Injured CNS. Cell Rep. 2017 Jul 5;20(1):99-111.

Trussart R, Mandelcorn MS, Mandelcorn ED, Devenyi RG. "Soup & Sandwich" Silicone Oil Removal Skimming Technique Avoids Consequences of Other Approaches. Retina Specialist. Nov 2016.

Varma D, Simpson S, Rai A, Ahmed I. Undetected Angle Closure in Patients wth a Diagnosis of Open-angle Glaucoma. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb [Epub ahead of print]

Vold SD, Voskanyan L, Tetz M, Auffarth G, Masood I, Au L, Ahmed II, Saheb H. Erratum to: Newly Diagnosed Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Randomized to 2 Trabecular Bypass Stents or Prostaglandin: Outcomes Through 36 Months. Ophthalmol Ther. 2016 Dec;5(2):173. No abstract available.

Vold SD, Voskanyan L, Tetz M, Auffarth G, Masood I, Au L, Ahmed II, Saheb H. Newly Diagnosed Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Randomized to 2 Trabecular Bypass Stents or Prostaglandin: Outcomes Through 36 Months. Ophthalmol Ther. 2016 Dec;5(2):161-172.

Wei DW, Pagnoux C, Chan CC. Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis Secondary to Chronic Hepatitis B Infection. Cornea. 2017 Apr;36(4):515-517.

Wright JG, Shaul RZ, Héon E, Langer JC, Law PW, Sagar SP. Reply to Letter: "Hey, I Just Did a Better Operation! Toward an IDEAL Innovation Model". Ann Surg. 2017 Jul;266(1):e9-e10.

Zhong A, Darren B, Dimaras H. Ethical, social, and cultural issues related to clinical genetic testing and counseling in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review. Syst Rev. 2017 Jul 11;6(1):140.

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