About Us

Welcome to the Department of Ophthalmology - University of Ottawa Eye Institute of The Ottawa Hospital (General Campus), the Riverside Eye Care Centre of the Ottawa Hospital (Riverside Campus) and the Department of Ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). We are a world class facility recognized internationally for excellence in patient eye care, research and teaching in the field of ophthalmology.

The University of Ottawa Eye Institute, the Riverside Eye Care Centre and the Department of Ophthalmology at CHEO are a major clinical, teaching and research centre in Canada for Ophthalmology with over 42 full-time and part-time ophthalmologists and two PhDs. We are part of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, and are located at The Ottawa Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Mission

To promote advances in the investigation, treatment, and prevention of visual disorders.

Goals

To undertake collaborative, basic and applied research in the visual system with emphasis on those visual disorders of major public health concern.

To develop superior patient eye care facilities for the investigation and management of complex cases.

To promote medical and scientific education in the visual sciences.

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