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An eyeful of possibility

Interested in studying how the eye works and how to improve patients' sight or keeping them seeing well? Help treat eye diseases by enrolling in one of the programs in Dalhousie’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

As an ophthalmologist, you’ll not only diagnose and treat eye disorders, you will also frequently detect other systemic diseases by their ocular manifestations and help your colleagues in other areas of medicine to monitor mutual patients.

And since ophthalmologists are the only health professionals trained as surgeons and medical professionals, you’ll be able to help your patients in a variety of ways: whether by performing delicate and technically challenging microsurgery in the eye, or simply by treating your patients medically by different ways such as with eyedrops, drug injection or laser therapy.

Research is very important to us at the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. In fact, the field of ophthalmology has advanced tremendously due to state of the art research on technology, diagnostics and new drugs. If you are interested in research, we offer plenty of opportunities in basic, clinical and translational research.  

What we do

At Dalhousie, our Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences offers comprehensive clinical care, excellent educational programs and a top-notch research centre.

We provide adult services at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (VG site), and pediatric services at the IWK Health Centre.

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