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Edsel Ing

Dr. Edsel Ing MD PhD FRCSC MEd MPH MIAD MBA is the Professor & Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Alberta and the Alberta Health Services Chief of Ophthalmology for the Edmonton zone.   He is also a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Ing sees patients who require eyelid plastic & reconstructive surgery (Oculoplastics), orbit surgery, and eye muscle realignment surgery (Strabismus). He is also a surgical Neuro-ophthalmologist.

We hope to provide some “wisdom” and shed “light” (sapientia et lux) on your ophthalmic problem.

Conditions that Dr. Ing specializes in include:

EYELID SURGERY: Droopy Eyelids, Eyelid Cancer, Botox injections, Ptosis, Dermatochalasis, Ectropion, Entropion, Blepharospasm, Bells palsy, Hemifacial spasm, Chalazion, Eyelid lumps and bumps, Eyelid trauma  ** Please note:  We do NOT see patients after they have had cosmetic surgery done elsewhere.  Such patients should continue with their original surgeon.**

STRABISMUS SURGERY: Misaligned eyes, Esotropia, Exotropia, Hypotropia, Hypertropia, Thyroid-associated strabismus, Double vision

ORBITAL SURGERY: Thyroid orbitopathy/Graves disease, Orbital tumours, Enucleation, Evisceration

SURGICAL NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY: Surgery for intractable large angle double vision, Surgery for Bells palsy, Surgery and Botox for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, Cranial nerve palsies, Biopsies, Optic nerve sheath fenestration, Hemianopsia

Dr. Ing completed 9 years of medical school and specialty training at the University of Toronto, and then 3 fellowships at the Mayo Clinic, Wills Eye Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital.  He also completed a Master of Public Health from Harvard, a Global Scholars Research Training program at Harvard, the National Board of Public Health Examiners certification exam, a PhD on diagnostic prediction models from Kingston University, a Master of political science (UNITAR & Catalonia U), a Master of Education from Johns Hopkins, and an AACSB MBA from LSUS.  He is section editor for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology and emedicine Medscape Ophthalmology.  

Dr. Ing has more than 155 published works, and has delivered hundreds of lectures. He has been a visiting speaker at the University of British Columbia, University of Manitoba, McMaster University, Western University and Dalhousie University.  He has received the provincial PARO and University of Toronto Aikins and Stewardship teaching awards.

Dr. Ing’s office is at the Eye Institute of Alberta in the Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway Ave NW, Edmonton, AB  T5H 3V9. The Royal Alexandra Hospital is ranked as one of the best hospitals in Canada.



DAY OF APPOINTMENT:  Wash your hands.  The visit may take 2-4 hours.  To save time, complete and print out the NEW PATIENT REGISTRATION FORM.  Remember to bring:

1) A valid provincial health care card

2) Medication bottles / Prescriptions

3) List of past medical problems, operations, hospital admissions

4) Old pictures of yourself (may help with diagnosis).

As a courtesy to the many patients who are immunocompromised, please consider wearing a mask during your hospital visit.


THE MICHAEL GARRON HOSPITAL OFFICE HAS CLOSED.  Dr. Ing sees patients in Ontario at the Sunnybrook Hospital ophthalmology resident teaching clinic. Referrals can be faxed to  1 844) 222-4523.

** The information on this website is for Canadian patients **