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2022 COS Awards for Excellence in Ophthalmic Research

The Canadian Ophthalmological Society congratulates the recipients of the 2022 COS Awards for Excellence in Ophthalmic Research. These awards recognize residents, fellows, and medical students who are conducting original, innovative research at a Canadian university. Thank you to the Awards Chair, Dr. Cindy Hutnik, and the members of the adjudication committee for the paper awards: Catherine Birt, Rustum Karanjia, Rishi Gupta, Yacine Touahri, and Stephen Brodovsky for their time and support in selecting the 2022 winners. 




First prize


Henry Liu, University of Ottawa

Transfer Learning using Macular OCTA to Differentiate LHON Vasculature from Normal Vasculature

Presented during Neuro-ophthalmology I


Second prize

Austin Pereira, University of Toronto

A Comparison of the Toronto Artificial Intelligence Model for Intraocular Lens Power Calculation to 12 Preoperative Cataract Formulas: A Preliminary Validation Study

Presented during Lens be friends! Update in all things cataract from your colleagues


Third prize

Mariam Issa, University of Toronto

Ophthalmic Findings in Marginally Housed Women in a Canadian Urban City

Presented during Public Health Ophthalmology - Understanding the intersection of visual impairment and social health


Raheem Remtulla, McGill University

Leveraging Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Visual Acuity Improvement in Response to Occlusion Therapy in Amblyopic Eyes

Presented during Paediatric Ophthalmology, Game Changers!




First prize


James (Jake) Armstrong, MD/PhD (University of Toronto)

Corneal Hysteresis and Central Corneal Thickness: A Significant Association with SIBS Microshunt Surgical Outcomes

Presented during Current Concepts I


Second prize


Jonathan El-Khoury, MD (Université de Sherbrooke)

Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis versus Penetrating Keratoplasty following a Single Failed Corneal Graft

Presented during Current Concepts I


Third prize

Jessica Cao, MD (University of Toronto)

Novel 63µm ab interno gelatin microstent versus conventional 45µm microstent: Early results

Presented during Current Concepts I


COS Awards of Excellence in Ophthalmic Research