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Patient Care at the McGill Department of Ophthalmology

McGill Ophthalmology at the MUHC (McGill University Health Center) and its affiliated hospitals (Jewish General Hospital and St. Mary’s hospital) treats patients all eye problems, from common complaints to rare conditions. Our services include the diagnosis and treatment of large-volume general conditions such as cataract, as well as other sub-specialties.


Patient services are organized into ophthalmic sub-specialties as follows:

  • Trauma and emergency
  • Adnexal – for treatments for the accessories or anatomical parts attached to the eyeball, such as the eyelids, extraocular muscles, orbit and lacrimal glands
  • Anterior segment – for conditions relating to the front third of the eyeball, including the cornea, iris and lens
  • Glaucoma
  • Medical retina – for conditions at the back of the eye, which are treated medically using drugs, eye drops or lasers
  • Ocular Immunology and Uveitis
  • Ophthalmic genetics and inherited eye disease
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Strabismus  
  • Vitreoretinal surgery – for conditions at the back of the eye that require surgical interventions, including retinal detachment

These services are supported by many staff members who have national and international reputations for the quality of their work, and are involved in research and teaching.