University of Toronto Cornea Rounds

I was extremely fortunate to have completed my Cornea, Refractive and External Diseases Fellowship at the University of Toronto which has an incredible academic program that supplements its high volume surgical component. One of the amazing things about training in an institution like this, is the collaboration and camaraderie between various different ophthalmic subspecialties –  all with a singular interest of improving patient care and outcomes.

During the last few months of my fellowship we were caught out by the COVID-19 pandemic – and I was stranded for nearly another year as flights shut down between Canada and Australia.

Despite this, there were some truly meaningful educational initiatives born out of necessity and it’s encouraging to see that they are continuing in strong form today and enjoyed by a strong worldwide viewership. Thank you to my supervisors for creating a position for a research fellowship and allowing me to help shape some of the formal teaching components of the fellowship program where I had learned so much. 

If you are a Cornea team resident, registrar or fellow, or perhaps a general opthamologist looking for an update in Cornea, or a even Cornea specialist looking for a refresher in any particular area, you may find the full collection of Cornea Rounds and lectures here.

The weekly Cornea Rounds, spearheaded by Professor David Rootman (one of the Fellowship directors) focuses on any cornea or refractive topic with an emphasis on case based teaching presented by residents and fellows with input of the expertise of University of Toronto staff and ex-fellows, so it is like attending the rounds in person. The target audience is at the level of the general ophthalmologist or resident although not uncommonly we deep dive into specific niches. 

Enjoy xo