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COS in the News

News release on eye injuries at work
13 December 2017
A day in the life of Dr. BudningA day in the life of an ophthalmologist
“Dr. Andrew Budning is an ophthalmologist… specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric and adult strabismus.”
Do the Daniel newsletter, 9 December 2017
Common eye conditionsCommon eye conditions and role of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society
“See The Possibilities is a public awareness campaign that educates Canadians on the important role that ophthalmologists play…”
My Organized Chaos, 8 December 2017
Dr. Harmeet GillNEXTGEN: Dr. Harmeet Gill and his calling for ophthalmology
“Dr. Harmeet Gill has found balance and satisfaction in assisting both the public and private sectors within the Canadian ophthalmology community.”
Optical Prism, 1 November 2017
eyesIgnoring your eye health can lead to bigger problems down the road
According to Dr. Setareh Ziai, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute, vision is one part of the body many people take for granted.
Global News, 12 October 2017
Dr. Phil HooperReceiving a cornea transplant
On World Sight Day, we speak to Dr. Phil Hooper of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society about eye health.
Studio 5 (iTunes), 12 October 2017
Drs. Jackson and AhmedRecognizing excellence in Ontario’s ophthalmologists
On September 14, 2017, during the Annual General Meeting which was held in Ottawa, Ontario, the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (EPSO), presented awards of distinction to Dr. Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed and Dr. W. Bruce Jackson.
Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, September 2017
W. Bruce JacksonPeterborough doctor receives lifetime achievement award
Peterborough’s Dr. W. Bruce Jackson was awarded the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s Lifetime Achievement award in recognition for his distinguished career of service to the specialty of ophthalmology., September 19, 2017
Dr. Sherif El-DefrawyCOS member receives mentorship award
Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy, a COS past president and highly esteemed ophthalmologist, has received the Region 3 mentor of the year award from the Royal College.
RCPSC, September 2017
Setareh_ZiaiEye surgeon Ziai “in the zone”
in Ottawa OR

Profile of COS member Dr. Setareh Ziai and her work at the University of Ottawa’s Eye Institute.
Optical Prism, September 1, 2017
eclipseTotal eclipse of the sun
“We asked the experts at the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) to share their top tips for viewing—alone or with kiddies—this incredible natural phenomenon.”
Vancouver Courier, August 17, 2017
Perte de vision et maladies oculaires : peut-on les prévenir?
“Selon la Société canadienne d’ophtalmologie, beaucoup de gens, surtout ceux qui ne portent pas d’accessoires correctifs, n’accordent pas suffisamment d’importance à leur santé visuelle…. Dr François Codère”
Le Semaine, August 11, 2017
Eyes also windows to your health
Letter to the editor from COS member Dr. Ken Roberts
Moncton Times, May 25, 2017

Interview with Jolene Loveday on See the Possibilities
680 News, May 2017
Sandra Cassell‘Bionic eye’ allows Montreal mother of 4 to see her youngest for first time – COS members, Dr. Flavio Rezende and Dr. Cynthia Qian, describe the Argus II retinal prosthesis and the implant surgery conducted by Dr. Rezende.
CBC News, 27 August 2017
Dr. Guillermo RochaEye doctors dominate list of top billers in Manitoba – “Brandon ophthalmologist Dr. Guillermo Rocha, president of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, said it would be wrong to assume physicians are pocketing these high amounts.”
Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 2017
Life happens when you See the Possibilities – “‘See the Possibilities’ is a public awareness campaign to educate Canadians on the important role that ophthalmologists play and the transformative effects they can have on our daily lives.”
Organized Chaos, 19 June 2017
Preventing vision loss that impacts your quality of life – Dr. Allan Slomovic talks about common eye conditions and what symptoms should prompt someone to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. (AUDIO FILE)
What She Said, 10 June 2017
What the heck is an ophthalmologist – “Incredible stories are being shared on to highlight the important work ophthalmologists do in correcting, restoring and preserving vision.”
Do The Daniel, 9 June 2017
Dr. Phil Hooper talks about COS’s See the Possibilities campaign – “Approximately half a million Canadians are estimated to be living with significant vision loss…”
Live from Studio Five, 24 May 2017
Helping see the light about ophthalmologists – “The association representing Canada’s medical eye doctors has launched an awareness campaign using real-life medical success stories to drive awareness of eye health and the professionals dedicated to it.”
Strategy Online, 23 May 2017
May is National Vision Health Month – “The Canadian Opthalmological Society launched their first public awareness campaign, “See the Possibilities” in honour of National Vision Health month.”
Jewel, 11 May 2017
COS he’s a jolly good fellow – “Sitting down with… Guillermo Rocha, President of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), and Medical Director of Ocular Microsurgery and Laser Center, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.”
The Ophthalmologist, April 2017


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Rosalind O’Connell
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Canadian Ophthalmological Society