1) All visitors to the hospital require proof of vaccination OR a physician’s medical exemption document. Check-in at the Coxwell entrance via screen.tehn.ca on your smartphone, or do the in-person screening. 2) Wear a face mask that covers your mouth AND NOSE. 3) Sit 2 metres (6 feet) away from the other patients.
To save time, complete and print out the NEW PATIENT REGISTRATION FORM ——————————————————>
If you have a fever, new cough or runny nose, new shortness of breath or sore throat, diarrhea, new loss of smell, or conjunctivitis, you won’t be allowed in the hospital.
Due to COVID spacing requirements all able-bodied adult patients should come to the office ALONE. Parents cannot accompany their adult children unless the child has developmental delay. Spouses cannot accompany able-bodied patients. Family MUST wait in the car or outside the hospital. If a family member wants to hear the conversation or help translate, bring 2 cellphones and we can use your speakerphone once the exam starts. If your family member does not speak English, complete the new registration form for them before you come to the office.
If we are running behind schedule and you can easily walk easily, you can give the office manager your cell phone and return to your car. The hospital has closed the former K-wing entrance indefinitely. We understand it is a long walk. Thank you for following the hospital rules during these trying times.
Dr. Edsel Ing MD PhD FRCSC DABO MEd(gd) MPH CPH MIAD is an ophthalmologist (M.D. eye physician and surgeon) and Professor at the University of Toronto. He sees adults and children who require eyelid plastic & reconstructive surgery (Oculoplastics), orbit surgery, and eye muscle realignment surgery (Strabismus). He is also a Neuro-ophthalmologist.
Welcome to the office. We hope we can 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
STRABISMUS SURGERY: Misaligned eyes, Esotropia, Exotropia, Hypotropia, Hypertropia, Thyroid associated strabismus, Double vision
ORBITAL SURGERY: Graves orbitopathy, Orbital tumours, Enucleation, Evisceration
NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY: Surgery for intractable double vision, Surgery for Bells palsy, Surgery and Botox for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, Cranial nerve palsies, Biopsies, Optic nerve sheath fenestration, Hemianopsia
** Please note: We do NOT see patients after they have had cosmetic surgery done elsewhere. Such patients should continue with their original surgeon.**
Dr. Ing completed 9 years of medical school and specialty training at the University of Toronto, and then 3 extra years of advanced specialty training (fellowships) at the Mayo Clinic, Wills Eye Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital. In addition to his medical degrees he has a Masters of Public Health from Harvard, a Global Scholars Research Training certificate from Harvard, completed the National Board of Public Health Examiners certification exam, a health care PhD from Kingston University, a masters of political science (UNITAR and Catalonia U) and Masters of Education from Johns Hopkins in December 2021. He is section editor for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology and emedicine Medscape Ophthalmology.
The office is in the K wing (yellow brick building), 3rd floor, of the Michael Garron (Toronto EAST General) Hospital, near Coxwell and Danforth.
SUBWAY: use Coxwell station, and walk 5 minutes north, or take the northbound bus #70 or 70A to Sammon Ave
DAY OF APPOINTMENT: Wash your hands. Plan up to a 2-3 hour visit. Wear a face mask. Bring:
1) A valid OHIP card
2) Medication bottles / Prescriptions
3) List of past medical problems, operations, hospital admissions
4) CD rom of head scans if done at another hospital
5) Old pictures of yourself (may help with diagnosis)
** The information on this website is for Canadian patients **