Professor & Chair DOVS, and Chief of Ophthalmology Edmonton Zone, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Chair, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science

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Professor & Chair DOVS, and Chief of Ophthalmology Edmonton Zone, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
(780) 735-8784
Room 2320 Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton AB
T5H 3V9

Chair, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science


Area of Study / Keywords

clinical prediction models oculoplastics orbital disease strabismus thyroid eye disease neuro-ophthalmology giant cell arteritis ophthalmology




Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Alberta

Clinical Section Head of Ophthalmology, Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services

Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Research

CLINICAL CARE                   Fax (780) 735-5242, Eye Institute of Alberta, Royal Alexandra Hospital

Practice focus: caring for patients who require surgery for: 

1) Eyelid tumours/cancer (e.g. Mohs reconstructions) and malpositions (e.g. ptosis, ectropion, entropion),  Facial nerve palsy  

2) Orbital diseases and tumours/cancer (e.g. lymphoma, cavernous hemangioma, schwannoma, biopsies, FNAB) and Thyroid-associated orbitopathy (Graves disease)

3) Strabismus / ocular misalignment, and  

4) Surgical Neuro-ophthalmology including botox injections for blepharospasm, and hemifacial spasm


MD, Internship, and Ophthalmology Residency. University of Toronto, 1984-1993

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. 1994

American Board of Ophthalmology, United States of America. 1994

Fellowship #1: Neuro-ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. 1994

Fellowship #2: Orbital Surgery & Neuro-ophthalmology. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. 1995

Fellowship #3: Oculoplastics, Strabismus & Orbital Surgery. Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. 1996

Master of Public Health. Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Master of Education in the Health Professions (Leadership Specialization). Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Master of International Affairs & Diplomacy.  United Nations Institute for Training & Research, Geneva, CH, and the University of Catalonia, Barcelona, ES.

PhD  Kingston University, London, UK. (Giant cell arteritis prediction models)

Master of Business Administration (AACSB). Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA

Global Clinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) Certificate Program. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Certified in Public Health. National Board of Public Health Examiners (USA)


1992        Alumni Research Day Prize, Ophthalmology, University of Toronto

1992        Wing Chan Award, Ophthalmology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto (excellence in pediatric ophthalmology)

1993        Co-Chief resident, University of Toronto, Ophthalmology

1993        Jamieson Memorial Prize, Ophthalmology, University of Toronto (final year resident with highest academic standing)

1994        American Board of Ophthalmology written exam: 99th percentile

2014-       Neuro-ophthalmology Section Editor --> Oculoplastics Section Editor, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology

2015        Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, Ontario Canada. 

2017-20  Elected Member, Academic Board, Governing Council, University of Toronto

2020        University of Toronto W.T. Aikins Award – Excellence in Individual Teaching Performance: Clerkship

2020-      University of Toronto American Society of Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship preceptor

2022        University of Toronto Excellence in Resource Stewardship Teaching Award

2021-23  Service Chief of Neuro-ophthalmology, University of Toronto

2021-23  Director at Large, World Association of Medical Editors

2021-       Member Canadian Ophthalmologic Society Equity Diversity and Inclusion Working Group


Dr. Ing is the married father of 3 adult children. In his younger years, he completed the Boston Marathon, the Venice Marathon, the Great Wall of China marathon, a treadmill marathon at sea off the coast of Australia, and six other marathons. In 2007 he won the short section Paris to Ancaster tandem bike race, with his 8 yo son as stoker.



Nassrallah G, Leung G, Balas M, Ing E. An Orbital Differential Diagnosis Spreadsheet. (abstract) Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2023; 64, 4067

Balas M, Ing E. Conversational AI Models for ophthalmic diagnosis:  Comparison of ChatGPT and the Isabel Pro Differential Diagnosis Generator. JFO Open Ophthalmology. Volume 1. March 2023, 100005 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfop.2023.100005 

Zielinski C, Winker M, Aggarwal R, Ferris L, Heinemann M, Lapeña Jr JF, Pai S, Ing E, Citrome L. WAME recommendations on ChatGPT and Chatbots in relation to scholarly publications. The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2023 Jan 1;5(1):8. 

Ing E, He B, Liu J. Hockey as an Advance Organizer for Oculoplastics Teaching. Can J Ophthalmol, Published online :November 11, 2022. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2022.10.021

Ing E, Nassrallah G, Nijhawan N, Micieli J. A technique for excisional optic nerve biopsy, Orbit, published ahead of print Aug 29, 2022. doi: 10.1080/01676830.2022.2114502

Ing E, Tyndel F, Tang J, Marotta T, R: Carotid Cavernous Sinus Fistula with Contralateral Feed Not Diagnosed by Virtual Assessment or by Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging. Case Rep Ophthalmol 2021:712-716. doi: 10.1159/000518806  

Ing EB.  The use of analytic hierarchy process to improve equity, diversity and inclusion.  Can J of Surgery 2022 65(4), E447-E449  

Ing EB, Equity, diversity and inclusion and the CanMEDS framework.  Can Med Educ J 2021 12(5), 75 PA

Ing E.  A Survey-Weighted Analytic Hierarchy Process to Quantify the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Authorship Criteria.  Advances in Medical Education and Practice, Sept 15, 2021  10.2147/AMEP.S328648  

He B, Stuti MT, Wang C, Kezouh A, Torun N, Ing E.  The incidence of sympathetic ophthalmia after trauma:  A Meta-analysis.  American Journal of Ophthalmology 2021 Jul 17; S0002-9394(21)00364-0.  

Ing E, Madjedi K, Hurwitz JJ, Nijhawan N, Oestreicher J, Torun, N. Nomenclature: Thyroid-Associated Orbitopathy, Graves Ophthalmopathy or Thyroid Eye Disease? Can J Ophthalmol. 2021. 56(1):e22-24 

Leffler CT, Ing E, Lykins JD, Hogan MC, McKeown CA, Grzybowski A. Association of Country-wide Coronavirus Mortality with Demographics, Testing, Lockdowns, and Public Wearing of Masks. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Dec;103(6):2400-2411. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1015.   

Ing E, Xu A, He B, Tanya S, Tucker N.  Gender Equity and Editorship of Oculoplastics Society Publications, Orbit. 2021 Sep 8:1-4. doi: 10.1080/01676830.2021.1975771. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34493156 

Ing EB, Xu AQ, Salimi A, Torun N.  Physician Deaths from corona virus (COVID-19) disease. Occupational Medicine (Lond), 2020 Jul 70(5):370–374 15  

Liu J, Wang AY, Ing EB. Efficacy of slit lamp breath shields [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 11]. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020;S0002-9394(20)30234-8.

Ing EB, Kam JWK, Cheng JZ, et al. Incidence of nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy following topical clear corneal cataract surgery: survey and meta-analysis. Can J Ophthalmol. 2020;55(1):87–92.

Ing E, Pagnoux C, Torun N.  Advances in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis.  Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2019 Nov;30(6):407-411. doi: 10.1097/ICU.00000000000006 

Ing E, Xu Q, Chuo J, Kherani F, Landau K.  Practice Preferences:  Temporal artery versus doppler ultrasound in the work-up of giant cell arteritis.  Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  Published online Oct. 2019  doi: 10.1080/01658107.2019.1656752.

Ing EB, Miller NR, Nguyen A, Su W, Burnstyn L, Poole M., Kansal V, Toren A, Albreki D, Mouhanna JG, Muladzanov A, Bernier, Gans M, Lee D, Wendel W, Sheldon C, Shields M, Bellan, L, Lee-Wing M, Mohadjer Y, Nijhawan N, Tyndel F, Sundaram AE, ten Hove MW, Chen JJ, Rodriguez AR, Hu A, Khalidi N, Ing R, Wong SWK, Torun N.   Neural network versus Logistic Regression Prediction Model for Giant Cell arteritis: Development and Validation, Clinical Ophthalmology, 2019, Vol 13. 421-30. Available from:  https://www.dovepress.com/neural-network-and-logistic-regression-diagnostic-prediction-models-fo-peer-reviewed-article-OPTH. 

Ing EB, Lahaie Luna G, Pagnoux C. Baer PA,  Wang D, Benard-Seguin E, Godra I, Godra A,  Munoz DG, McReelis K, ten Hove M.  The incidence of giant cell arteritis in Ontario, Canada.  Can J Ophthalmol.  2019 Feb;54(1):119-124. Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30851765.

Ing EB, Su W, Schonlau M, Torun N.  SVMs and logistic regression to predict temporal artery biopsy outcomes.  Can J Ophthalmol. 2019 Feb;54(1):116-118  Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30851764.  .

Ing EB, Philteos J, Sholohov G, Kim DT, Nijhawan N, Mark PW, Gilbert J.  Local anesthesia and anxiolytic techniques for oculoplastic surgery.  Clin Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan 10;13:153-160.   Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30666086. 

Ing EB, Bedi H, Hussain A, Zakrewski H, Ing R, Nijhawan N, Al-Sayyed A, Winn BJ.  Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in dacryocystorhinostomy with and without silicone intubation.  Can J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct;53(5):466-470.  Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30340712. 

Lee EY, Emami S, Cho R, Ing E.  Availability of FL-41 lens tint in Toronto and Vancouver. Can J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct;53(5):e169-e170.  Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30340731. (trainee publication, medical student)

Ing EB, Wang DN, Kirubarajan A, Benard-Seguin E, Ma J, Farmer JP, Belliveau MJ, Sholohov G, Torun N. Systematic Review of the Yield of Temporal Artery Biopsy for Suspected Giant Cell Arteritis.  Neuroophthalmology. 2018 Jun 19;43(1):18-25.  Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30723520. 

Ing EB, Ing R, Liu X, Zhang A, Torun N, Sey M, Pagnoux C.  Does herpes zoster predispose to giant cell arteritis: a geo-epidemiologic study.  Clin Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan 11;12:113-118.  Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29391771. 

Ing E, Celo E, Ing R, Weisbrod L, Ing M.  Quantitative analysis of the text and graphic content in ophthalmic slide presentations.  Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr;52(2):171-174  Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28457286. 

Ing E,  Douketis J.  New oral anticoagulants and oculoplastic surgery.  Can J Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr;49(2):123-7 Available from PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24767215.   

Ing E, Al-Anezi F, Abuhaleeqa K.  Postoperative analgesia with a transcutaneous parabulbar butterfly catheter.  Can J Ophthalmol. 2008 Oct;43(5):604-5. 

Leung AK, DeAngelis DD, Hurwitz JJ, Simpson ER, Oestreicher JH, Ing E, Hurwitz G.  Surgical waiting times for ocular and periocular cancer patients in Toronto.  Can J Ophthalmol. 2007 Dec;42(6):826-31.  Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18033326  (trainee publication, medical student).

Ing E, Safarpour A, Ing T, Ing S.  Ocular adnexal asymmetry in models: a magazine photograph analysis.  Can J Ophthalmol. 2006 Apr;41(2):175-82.  Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16767204. 

Ing E, Ing T, Ing S. The effect of a hockey visor and sports goggles on visual function. Canadian journal of ophthalmology. 2002 Apr 1;37(3):161-7. 

Ing EB, Sullivan TJ, Clarke MP, Buncic JR.  Oculomotor nerve palsies in children.  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1992 Nov-Dec;29(6):331-6.  Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1287170. 

Ing EB, Ing TG.  A method of teaching indirect ophthalmoscopy to beginning residents.Can J Ophthalmol. 1992 Jun;27(4):166-7.  Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1633586


Edsel Ing, Felix Tyndel.  Award-Winning Medical Teaching. EBI Publishing, 2020, Toronto. ISBN 978-1-7780323-1-8.  Available from:  https://www.amazon.com/Award-Winning-Medical-Teaching-Edsel-Ing/dp/1778032311/ref=sr_1_1?crid=ERL6BUDJWA7K&keywords=edsel+ing&qid=1644064396&sprefix=edsel+ing%2Caps%2C68&sr=8-1

Ing E.  Mnemonics in Ophthalmology.  4th edition.  Apollo Audiobooks.  2009.  Lubbock, TX.  USA.  Available from: https://www.amazon.com/Mnemonics-In-Ophthalmology-4th-Edition/dp/0578041154/ref=sr_1_1?crid=746034AD30DD&keywords=mnemonics+in+ophthalmology&qid=1644064459&sprefix=mnemonics+in+ophthalmology%2Caps%2C56&sr=8-1