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Kamiar Mireskandari

Title: Staff Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences
Designations: MBChB, FRCSEd, FRCOphth, PhD
Phone: 416-813-7403
U of T Positions: Professor and Service Chief, Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences
Chair Positions: John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Research


Dr. Mireskandari’s clinical & surgical practice includes corneal transplantation, External diseases, cataract, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity and Strabismus. He did his residency training and PhD at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, U.K. He is double fellowship trained in Cornea and External diseases (Moorfields) and Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (SickKids).


Dr. Mireskandari is a clinician researcher (MD, PhD) who focuses on Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and in particular ways to assess and improve patient care and outcomes. He is the Chair of the Ophthalmology Research Committee at SickKids; which has a prolific track record in research output in the field of paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. He has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters and has been an invited visiting professor around the world on numerous occasions.

Education and experience

  • 2008–2009: Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship, SickKids, Toronto, ON
  • 2003–2008: PhD in Ophthalmology, University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, U.K.
  • 2007–2008: Cornea and External Diseases Fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, U.K.
  • 1999–2007: Ophthalmology Residency, Moorfields Eye Hospital and North Thames Deanery, London U.K.
  • 1989–1994: Medical School, University of Leeds, Yorkshire, U.K.


  • 2023: Associate Editor, Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (JAAPOS)
  • 2021: Professor in Ophthalmology, University of Toronto
  • 2021: Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • 2019: The John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Research, University of Toronto
  • 2019: Editorial Board, Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (JAAPOS)
  • 2018: Honor Award, The American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
  • 2017: International Scholar Award, The American Association of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • 2016: Associate Professor in Ophthalmology, University of Toronto
  • 2014: International Ophthalmologist Education Award, AAO


  1. Colpa L, Khalili S, Kraft S, Bacal D, Hemptinne C, Yuksel D, Cossari A, Mireskandari K. Non-Surgical Consecutive Exotropia following Childhood Esotropia: A Multicentered Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2024 Feb: 258:130-138. PMID: 37517526. 
  2. Isaac M, Mireskandari K, Fallaha N, Ospina LH, Javidi E, Chorfi S, Superstein R, Hamel P, Tehrani NN. Long-term outcomes of type 1 retinopathy of prematurity following monotherapy with bevacizumab: a Canadian experience. Can J Ophthalmol. 2023 Dec;58(6):553-558. PMID: 35940211. 
  3. Baiad AA, Kherani IZ, Popovic MM, Katsnelson G, Muni RH, Mireskandari K, Tehrani NN, Zhou TE, Kertes PJ. A Meta-Analysis of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes following Intravitreal Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity. Neonatology. 2023;120(5):577-588. PMID: 37487481.
  4. Barbara R, Khalili S, Maguire B, Mireskandari K, Ali A. Rise in the incidence of severe pediatric blepharokeratoconjunctivitis during the COVID-19 pandemic. J AAPOS. 2023 Aug;27(4):216-219. PMID: 37356472. 
  5. Promelle V, Cheung C, Ali A, Tehrani N, Mireskandari K. Outcomes of cataract surgery in children who present with cataract at uveitis diagnosis. J AAPOS. 2023 Jun;27(3):139.e1-139.e5. PMID: 37187405. 
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