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Asim Ali, MD, FRCSC

Participates in 5 items

Dr. Asim Ali is the Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. He holds the endowed Mira Godard Chair in Vision Research and is Co-Director of the Paediatric Cornea Fellowship. Following an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, he completed his medical degree and residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto where he was Chief Resident. He then went on to complete dual fellowships in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Cornea and External Disease at Washington University, St. Louis, USA. His clinical work and research focuses on complex anterior segment disorders in children including cornea, cataract, glaucoma and congenital abnormalities, with a special emphasis on corneal transplant and external disease. He has a strong interest in neurotrophic keratopathy (corneal anaesthesia) and is co-developer of the minimally invasive corneal neurotization procedure using sural nerve grafts.


Financial disclosure: Dr. Ali has/had an affiliation (financial or otherwise) with a commercial organization:

1. Santen Pharmaceutical Co. 


Sessions in which Asim Ali, MD, FRCSC participates

Saturday 17 June, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:25 AM
1:35 PM
1:35 PM - 1:38 PM | 3 minutes
Ron Jans Clinical Cornea Research Award

Authors: Asim Ali 1, Ramez Barbara1, Sina Khalili2, Kamiar Mireskandari1.  1Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, 2Hospital for Sick Children.Author Disclosures: A. Ali:   Any direct financial payments including receipt of honoraria; Name of for-profit or not-for-profit organization(s); Santen Inc.. Any direct financial ...

3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes
Paediatric Ophthalmology

 Learning ObjectivesAt the end of this session, participants will be able to:Understand the pre and post-natal screening of retinoblastoma  Learn the accuracy of IOL calculation formulas in Children 

Sessions in which Asim Ali, MD, FRCSC attends

Friday 16 June, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes
Skills Transfer Course (STC)Cornea

 This wetlab based course will feature hands-on training for participants reviewing the principles and techniques for ocular trauma repair. Participants will review principles for the repair of complex corneoscleral lacerations, while having hands on experience in practicing basic and advanced corneal suturing techniques, including suturing under tension. Basic principles will be discussed including suture selection, placement, width, depth, and te...

Saturday 17 June, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes
Ocular Regenerative Medicine

 Learning ObjectivesAt the end of this session, participants will be able to:Describe how cultured corneal endothelial cells can be used to treat corneal endothelial failureDescribe how the corneal neurotinization procedure is performed and compare with other treatment modalities for treating neurotrophic corneal ulcersDescribe how cultivated oral mucosal epithelial transplantation can be used to treat patients with Stevens-...

11:25 AM
1:50 PM
1:50 PM - 2:00 PM | 10 minutes

 Authors: Kamiar Mireskandari1, Kate Leahy1, Asim Ali1, Kourosh Sabri2, Michael O'Connor3, Yiannis Iordanous4, Yi Ning Strube5, Jeffrey Pernica2, Lauren Gallagher6, Jason Brophy3, Kirk Leifso7, Michelle Barton8, Jessica Dunn9, Ari Bitnun1. 1The Hospital for Sick Children, 2McMaster University, ...

3:50 PM
3:53 PM - 3:56 PM | 3 minutes

 Authors: Manokamna Agarwal 1, Jyh Haur Woo2, Kamiar Mireskandari1, David S. Rootman1, Asim Ali1.  1The hospital for Sick Children, 2Singapore National Eye Centre.Author Disclosures: M. Agarwal:  None.  J. Woo:   None.  K. M...

4:30 PM
4:32 PM - 4:35 PM | 3 minutes

 Authors: Isabelle Brunette 1, Michèle Mabon1, Akram Rahal2, Isabelle Hardy1, Alex Camacho1, Lamia Ammarkhodja3, Nora Cherifi3, Jean Meunier4.  1Centre Universitaire d’Ophtalmologie de l’Université de Montréal à l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2Division of Otolaryngolo...