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Dr. Robert  Devenyi - University Health Network. Toronto, ON, CA

Dr. Robert Devenyi Dr. Robert  Devenyi

Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Krembil Neuroscience Centre | University Health Network

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Robert G. Devenyi, MD, MBA, FRCSC, FACS. Opthalmologist-in-Chief and Director of Retinal Services at the University Health Network (UHN)





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Robert G. Devenyi, MD, MBA, FRCSC, FACS. is Ophthalmologist-in-Chief and Director of Retinal Services at the University Health Network (UHN). He is also the team ophthalmologist for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. Devenyi is a vitreoretinal surgeon and Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, which is affiliated with the University Health Network. Dr. Devenyi is also the Director of the Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre located at the Toronto Western Hospital, part of UHN. The DKJ Eye Center is Canada's premier subspeciality ophthalmology facility.

At the University of Toronto Devenyi directs fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery, researches and publishes in various areas associated with vitreoretinal ophthalmology and focuses on research in retinopathies. He has been featured in numerous television shows, most recently "The Surgeons".

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Areas of Expertise (5)

Surgery Ophthalmology Argus Ii Retinal Services Degenerative Eye Disease

Education (1)

University of Toronto School of Medicine: MD, Medicine

Media Appearances (3)

Toronto hospital implants Canada’s first “bionic eye”

The Star  online


When 76-year-old Ian Nichols’ grandchildren were born over the last 20 years, he loved holding them in his arms, but a vision impairment prevented him from seeing them as they grew.
That has changed. Nichols is one of two patients to have recently undergone once unimaginable “bionic eye” surgery at Toronto Western Hospital, the first time the procedure was performed in Canada.

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Respect for surgeon motivates estate gift

TGWHF  online


It was a leisurely Sunday afternoon in 1989 when Jay Adamson felt a sudden, sharp pain in her eye. "It was a dreadful pain," Jay recalls. Her regular eye doctor immediately referred her to Dr. Robert Devenyi (now Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Toronto Western Hospital) who saw her right away. "I knew it must have been bad," she says.

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Conrad Black: How the Canadian health system saved my left eye

National Post  online


As I all but leapt from my conjugal bed on Wednesday morning (which the little woman already had departed, in order to lavish attentiona on her magnificent dogs), my customary assurance that the new day would be an inexhaustible storehouse of pleasant surprises was clouded with disconcertion: I could scarcely see out of my left eye.

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Articles (5)

Eye protection in professional hockey PubMed.gov


Impact of visors on eye and orbital injuries in the National Hockey League.

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Evaluating the safety of air travel for patients with scleral buckles and small volumes of intraocular gas PubMed.gov


Eyes with small volumes of intravitreal gas demonstrate significant IOP changes during atmospheric decompression in simulated flight. The presence of a scleral buckle significantly limits the magnitude of IOP change, suggesting that such patients can likely tolerate typical air travel without undue risk of dangerous IOP elevation.

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Clinical variables associated with failure of retinal detachment repair: the European vitreo-retinal society retinal detachment study report number 4 PubMed.gov


To identify risk factors associated with failure of anatomic reattachment in primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair.

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Predictors of treatment failure for pneumatic retinopexy PubMed.gov


The purpose of this study was to define the overall anatomic success rate in pneumatic retinopexy and to identify morphologic features that may be predictive of treatment failure in pneumatic retinopexy.

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Strategy for the management of complex retinal detachments: the European vitreo-retinal society retinal detachment study report 2 PubMed.gov


To study the outcome of the treatment of complex rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (RRDs).

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