About Dr. Ing

                         DR. EDSEL ING

Dr. Ing graduated with honours from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, and in addition completed a Masters degree in Public Health at Harvard, the medical education teaching certificate at Johns Hopkins,  the Global Scholars research training program at Harvard , a masters of political science via the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and University of Catalonia, plus a PhD at Kingston University.  After  internship and residency training at the University of Toronto he undertook 3 extra years of post-specialty training (fellowships) at the Mayo Clinic, Wills Eye Hospital, and Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Ing was staff at 12 different hospitals in Canada and the United States and worked in multiple group practices including Sunnybrook Hospital, Kresge Eye Institute (Detroit), and Southern Illinois University (Springfield).  He used this experience to establish the TESO specialty centre dedicated to patients with oculoplastic, orbital, strabismus, and neuro-ophthalmic problems.

Dr. Ing is a full Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences (UTDOVS), and the service chief of Neuro-ophthalmology at the UTDOVS.   He is a member of the Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgery, the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the European Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the International Strabismological Association, the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.  He lectured for the Osler Institute for five years in the United States.  Medical students, residents and fellows  are welcome to attend the TESO centre.

In the past Dr. Ing accepted post-graduate eye surgeons (fellows)  to train at Toronto East General Hospital.  Dr. Ing has had the privilege to mentor and learn from postgraduate surgical specialists and medical students from across Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Trinidad, India, Israel, the U.S., Brazil, Germany and Australia.   Dr. Ing  is now a preceptor in the Toronto ASOPRS fellow program.

In addition to medical editing duties, he is certified by the National Board of Public Health Examiners certification in the United States.

In his younger years, Dr. Ing finished ten marathons including the Boston Marathon, the Venice marathon, and the Jinshanling Great Wall of China marathon.



*TESO is one of the few centres in Canada where one physician has combined fellowship training in eyelid, strabismus, and orbital surgery, and neuro-ophthalmology.

Dr. Ing has authored more than 100 medical articles and book chapters.  

Chief of Service:  Neuro-ophthalmology, University of Toronto Ophthalmology:  2021-

World Association of Medical Editors  2021 –

Royal College of Physician & Surgeons of Canada Specialty Advisory Group 2021

Elected member University of Toronto Governing Council, Academic Board Faculty of Medicine, 2017-2020

Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Section Editor, 2014-

Canadian Journal of Diagnosis, Editorial Consultant, 2014-

Medscape Ophthalmology, Chief Editor: Oculoplastics, Strabismus & Neuro-ophthalmology, 2017 –

emedicine Ophthalmology, Section Editor, 2009 –

Teaching awards:  University of Toronto W.T. Aikins Award 2020 – Excellence in Individual Teaching Performance: Clerkship https://medicineawards.utoronto.ca/#home

2015 PARO Excellence In Clinical Teaching Award for the University of Toronto

*Dr. Ing has mentored 7 international   fellows, and has helped train more than 90 residents, and hundreds of medical students.

“Top 10 Best Rated Doctors:  Ophthalmology” Toronto, Rate MDs.com, 2011-2014

Oculoplastics Editor: Journal of Clinical & Surgical Ophthalmology 2008 – 2011

Coordinator of Walter Wright University of Toronto Ophthalmology Conference 2006

99th percentile, American Board of Ophthalmology Written exam, 1994

University of Toronto Graduating resident academic award 1993

Hospital for Sick Children Pediatric Ophthalmology Award 1992

University of Toronto Alumni Ophthalmology Research Day Award 1992



VISION:  To be the trusted leader in oculoplastics/orbit, strabismus and neuro-ophthalmic (OSN) care, research and education.

MISSION:  To advance OSN health and well-being by providing patients a superlative clinical experience via the synergy of quality medical care, research and education.

CORE VALUES:  Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork & Collaboration