Welcome to The Hub – Ophthalmology, the online resource and study guide for medical students learning about ophthalmology at the University of Toronto.

This online interactive tool was created in response to the student need for up to date, relevant and distilled resources to use for clinical reference and studying ophthalmology topics. This resource contains information and videos to prepare the medical student during their exposure to ophthalmology.

For each topic there may be clinical cases, videos, PowerPoint presentations, clinical decision rules, guidelines, quizzes, and references to use for learning and self-assessment purposes.

This resource is not an all-encompassing syllabus. For third year medical students please use other sources to fully prepare for the Ophthalmology examination (including course syllabus) as outlined on the Portal.


All content that is referenced on the website other than videos and visual aids come from peer-reviewed journals and grey literature. Each of these articles/guidelines will be posted after copyright is obtained.

The Department of Ophthalmology UME committee is ultimately responsible for the content of the website.


The website is owned by the Undergraduate Education Committee of Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto.

Acknowledgements to the following colleagues for allowing their material to be included on the Hub: Dr. Devesh Varma.

Daniel Weisbrod, MD FRCSC
Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor, Deputy Director of Preclerkship and Director of Academic Innovation, Undergraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto