Patient Care

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


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

  • 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
  • Pediatrics
  • Strabismus
  • Trauma and emergency
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreoretinal surgery – for conditions of the back of the eye that require surgical interventions, including retinal detachment

These services are supported by our faculty, who have national and international reputations for the quality of their clinical work, research, and teaching.