Pediatric Ophthalmology

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  • Fellowship Coordinator: Christopher J. Lyons, MD
  • Maryam Aroichane, MD
  • Roy A. Cline, MD
  • Jane Gardiner, MD
  • Ross A. Kennedy, MD
  • Megan Rees, MD


There is one funded fellowship position (McCormick Fund) in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus per year. A second position may be funded through the John Pratt-Johnson Endowment Fund, primarily aimed at applicants from developing countries.

The fellowship is based at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital, the only tertiary care facility for BC’s children. It offers considerable exposure to complex paediatric ophthalmological problems. In addition, adult strabismus patients are seen and their surgeries performed at the Vancouver Hospital.

Heavy emphasis is placed on diagnosis and management of the whole range of paediatric ophthalmological conditions but there will be ample surgical exposure to adult and paediatric strabismus. The fellow would be trained in strabismus surgery, including vertical, oblique and complex adjustable surgery.

Regular tutorial sessions occur in relation to the clinical material as well as formal didactic teaching sessions. Clinical research projects, other academic pursuits and publications of clinical papers would be expected from the successful candidates.

How to Apply

Interested applicants MUST contact the supervisor as there are no applications available.  Further instructions will be sent to the applicant once they are accepted into the fellowship program by the supervisor.


Dr. Christopher J. Lyons
Department of Ophthalmology
BC Children’s Hospital
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, B.C. CANADA V6H 3V4
Tel: (604) 875-3117
Email: Dr. C.J. Lyons care of Chloe Gregg: