Neuro-ophthalmology fellowship

The UBC neuro-ophthalmology program has offered a fellowship training program to neurologists and ophthalmologists since 1994. Both two-year and one-year positions are available. The fellowship provides the opportunity to attend neuro-ophthalmology clinics five days a week with nine different academic staff members at Vancouver General Hospital, St Paul's hospital, and BC Children's hospital. As these university centers are the only academic neuro-ophthalmology units in the province, and affiliated with large ophthalmology and neurology university departments, the clinics provide a wide exposure to all neuro-ophthalmologic problems and their management.

In the first two summer months of the fellowship we arrange for ophthalmology-trained fellows to attend neurology clinics, including neuromuscular, general neurology, and neuroimmunology/MS programs. Neurology-trained fellows attend general ophthalmology, glaucoma, retina and oculoplastic clinics. Both spend time in electrophysiology and vestibular assessment laboratories.

Fellows participate in the teaching of ophthalmology and neurology residents, and medical students who attend clinic. Every week there is a Friday noon round in which fellows and staff present teaching cases of the week in the residency program. Once a month there are rounds at which all the neuro-ophthalmology faculty meet, to discuss diagnostic or management dilemmas, or to present rare cases recently seen. There is also the opportunity to present at grand rounds.

Fellows are encouraged to participate in research activities, particularly during a second year of fellowship. In addition to clinical studies, the neuro-ophthalmology unit has affiliations with several basic scientists in the department of psychology, who have programs on motion perception, ocular motor control, and other aspects of visual processing. The human vision and eye movement laboratory at the eye care center has a program investigating higher cerebral dysfunction and eye movements in patients.

For further information, please contact us: Dr. Jason Barton, fellowship director.

Current fellows:
Magdalena Wirth TanXiu Ling
Magdalena Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland Tan Xiu Ling, Singapore
Neuro-ophthalmology fellowship alumni:
Briar Sexton
  • Briar Sexton, 2005-6
  • (Halifax)
  • Rashmin Khair
  • Rashmin Khair, 2004-6
  • (Ghana)
  • NIpat Aui-Aree
  • Nipat Aui-Aree, 2003-5
  • (Thailand)
  • Amadeo Raul Rodriguez
  • Amadeo Rodriguez, 2007-8
  • (Argentina)
  • Martin SuttonBrown
  • M SuttonBrown, 2007-8
  • (Calgary)
  • Martin SuttonBrown
  • Travis Pollock, 2008
  • (South Africa)
  • Amadeo Raul Rodriguez
  • Anand Moodley, 2008
  • (South Africa)
  • Amir Mani
  • Amir Mani, 2008-9
  • (Singapore)
  • Jo-Anne Pon
  • Jo-Anne Pon, 2009
  • (New Zealand)
  • Mathias Abegg
  • Mathias Abegg, 2008-9
  • (Switzerland)
  • Alex Lange
  • Alex Lange, 2009-10
  • (Switzerland)
  • Jean Chuo
  • Jean Chuo, 2010-11
  • (Vancouver)
  • Olufunmilola Ogun
  • Olufunmilola Ogun, 2010-11
  • (Nigeria)
  • Michael Dreyer
  • Mike Dreyer, 2011
  • (Australia)
  • Mishal Abualmelh, 2011-12
  • (Kuwait)
  • Taim Muayqil, 2011-12
  • (Saudi Arabia)
  • Sona Khitcho
  • Sona Khitcho, 2012-13
  • (Syria)
  • Ndreane Lavallee
  • Andréane Lavallée, 13-14
  • (Quebec)
  • Danny Lelli
  • Danny Lelli, 2013-14
  • (Ottawa)
  • Lucas Viana
  • Lucas Viana, 2014-5
  • (Argentina)
  • A Fok
  • Anthony Fok, 2015-16
  • (Australia)
  • J Espino
  • Julie-Anne Espino, 2015-16
  • (Philippines)
  • C Gabias
  • Caroline Gabias, 2016-17
  • (Quebec)
  • Letitia Procianoy
  • Letitia Procianoy, 2016-7
  • (Brazil)
  • C Tady
  • Clarissa Tady, 2017-18
  • (Philippines)
  • R Senawi
  • Rana Senawi, 2017-18
  • (Alberta)