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Welcome to the University of Ottawa Eye Institute of The Ottawa Hospital. We are a world class facility recognized internationally for excellence in patient eye care, research and teaching in the field of ophthalmology.

The Eye Institute is a major clinical, teaching and research centre in Canada for Ophthalmology with over 28 full-time and part-time ophthalmologists and six PhDs. We are part of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, and are located at General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital.


To promote advances in the investigation, treatment, and prevention of visual disorders.


To undertake collaborative, basic and applied research in the visual system with emphasis on those visual disorders of major public health concern.

To develop superior patient eye care facilities for the investigation and management of complex cases.

To promote medical and scientific education in the visual sciences.

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Last updated on: August 8th, 2022