Dr. Elise Héon

Dr. Elise Héon

MD, FRCSC
Ophthalmologist
Toronto, ON
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Dr. Elise Héon Bio

Biography

Dr. Héon has been staff ophthalmologist at SickKids since 1996. Her career focusses on inherited eye disorders, now mostly on inherited retinal diseases. She directs the Ocular Genetics program providing comprehensive assessment, genetic testing and counseling of patients affected with inherited retinal disorders. She became Chief of Ophthalmology in 2003 when her laboratory was moved from the Toronto Western to SickKids Research Institute. She has trained numerous students of various academic levels from around the world. 

Research

Dr. Héon’s current research focusses on the genetic characterization of inherited retinal disorders when clinical genetic testing did not identify the disease-causing variant(s). Using Genome sequencing and sophisticated analytical protocol, her group has been successful in deciphering nearly 80% of cases. Dr. Héon has a specific interest in disease cause by genes affecting cilia, ciliopathy, namely Bardet Biedl syndrome. Using cells from patients and high throughput drug screening through the SPARC facility, her groups is trying to identify small molecules that may improve patient outcome. Lastly, Dr. Héon is exploring patient reported outcome measures (PROM) for IRD and especially in children, which would best represent the impact of the visual impairment on the patient daily living. 

Education and experience

  • 2006/2–2017/6: Associate Surgeon-in-Chief for Research, The Hospital for Sick Children. 
  • 2004/7–Present: Professor of Ophthalmology University of Toronto. 
  • 2003/1–2013/6: Ophthalmologist-in-Chief. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto. Ontario. 
  • 1996–Present: Staff Ophthalmologist, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. 
  • 1995–1996: Specialized Fellowship, Hopital Jules Gonin, Lausanne, Switzerland. 
  • 1995/7 Certificate: Fellowship in Molecular Ophthalmology - Fellow, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1994- july1995) 
  • 1992/1–1993/12: Certificate, Clinical and Research Fellow in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario. 

Elise Héon, MD, FRCSC, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto

Dr. Elise Héon , Ophthalmologist, Toronto  Is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Canadian Ophthalmological Society and the Canadian Medical Association

Keywords: retina, macular disease, vitreous humour, Dry Eye,  vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma and Intravitreal Injections Pars Plana Vitrectomy

Dr. Elise Héon , Ophthalmologist, Toronto



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Keywords: retina, macular disease, vitreous humour, Dry Eye,  vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma and Intravitreal Injections

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