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Welcome to Ophthalmology Scientific Update from
the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

The educational objective of this site and the corresponding published version of Ophthalmology Scientific Update is to provide interested physicians throughout Canada, and around the world, with a unique window on some of the most current information and discussion on important scientific and clinical developments in the field of ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology Scientific Update, from the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, is a series of physician-written, fully referenced reports and analyses of important presentations from major scientific meetings around the world or other current topics of clinical importance. Ophthalmology Scientific Update is designed as an efficient learning resource for the busy physician.
The selection of topics and all editorial content are determined solely by the physician-members of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.

We also wish to acknowledge the major commitment to unbiased continuing education within the ophthalmology community demonstrated by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada, whose financial support in the form of ​arm's length educational funding makes Ophthalmology Scientific Update possible


Our aim is to assist physicians in keeping abreast of the rapidly evolving changes in ophthalmology. We hope that you find this site to be useful to your practice.

Jeffrey J. Hurwitz, MD
Editor, Ophthalmology Scientific Update

New Feature!

To make Ophthalmology Scientific Update more interactive and informative, we have added a Comments section for you, our readers, to share your perspectives on our issue content. Please click on COMMENTS at the right of the red menu bar to submit a comment and to view other posts.

Department of Ophthalmology
and Vision Sciences

Sherif El-Defrawy, MD
Professor and Chair

Jeffrey J. Hurwitz, MD
Editor, Opthalmology Scientific Update

Valerie Wallace, PhD
Director of Research


The Hospital for Sick Children

Agnes Wong, MD


Mount Sinai Hospital

David. B. Yan, MD


Princess Margaret Hospital
(Eye Tumour Clinic)

Hatem Krema, MD
Director, Ocular Oncology Service


St. Michael’s Hospital

David Wong, MD

The John and Liz Tory Eye Centre

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Peter J. Kertes, MD


University Health Network
Toronto Western Hospital Division

Robert G. Devenyi, MD


Kensington Eye Institute

Sherif El-Defrawy, MD

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