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Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

The McGill University Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is one of Canada’s leading academic departments of ophthalmology & visual sciences. We have a Royal College accredited residency program, well-recognized fellowship programs, and an unparalleled international faculty of researchers, specialists, and subspecialists.

Applying to one of our programs?

Whether you are a medical student, or applying for residency or a fellowship, find the information you need.


We are renowned for our basic and clinical research into understanding the mechanisms of vision, ocular genetics, retinal pathophysiology, glaucoma, and ocular immunology.

Patient Care

Our patient care clinics are located at five principal sites: the McGill Academic Eye Centre, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Jewish General Hospital, the Montreal General Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital.

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