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Comprehensive Ophthalmology Unit cares for a broad range of eye conditions for all ages, with a primary surgical interest in cataracts. Most cataracts are caused by age-related changes and a significant number of people over the age of 60 are affected by them. But cataracts can also be caused by trauma, eye inflammation, steroid usage and complications from diabetes.
For the past two decades, the
Cornea and Anterior Segment Disease Service at UHN has been offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic services to local, national and international patients. The treatments we perform include corneal transplantations, artificial corneas, and anterior segment reconstruction for corneal ulcers, burns, and perforations.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world. There is no cure for glaucoma and once the damage is done, it can't be reversed. Our
Glaucoma Clinic at the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute cares for more than 5,000 patients annually with the latest technology in optic nerve imaging and visual fields. We have special expertise in laser treatments and surgical techniques, including the use of glaucoma drainage devices, such as the Ahmed Glaucoma Valve.
Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic is the largest medical service for low-vision patients in Canada, with up to 40-50 patient visits a week. Doctors in the clinic are pioneering innovative approaches, developing the most helpful intervention plan for patients.
Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic is concerned with disorders of the brain, nerves and muscles that affect vision. The clinic assesses visual problems affecting the pathways carrying visual signals to the brain and those which move the eyes.
Ocular Oncology Clinic, part of the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute and the
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at UHN, provides diagnosis, imaging, treatment and rehabilitation for tumours of the eye and surrounding structures. It also manages eye involvement in systemic cancers using the latest approved therapeutic strategies and technologies.
Ophthalmology Technical Services aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of eye diseases and conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, corneal burns and cataracts.
Retina Clinic at the Donald K. Johnson Institute is the largest in North America, treating the highest volumes of macular degeneration, complex retinal detachments and diabetic retinopathy cases in Canada. We provide specialized care for patients with blinding retinal infections, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal detachment.
Strabismus is the medical term for eyes that are not straight, turning vertically or horizontally. It's a muscle condition where the eyes do not align when they both attempt to look at the same object, resulting in double vision or the image being suppressed by the affected eye. The Strabismus Clinic uses innovative treatment to treat patients with strabismus, both adults and children.