Department of Ophthalmology
School of Medicine Queen's University

Dr. M. Bona

Eye Physician and Surgeon

Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Queen's University

Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy Program
School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Queen's University


Darla Connolly
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and
Low Vision Rehabilitation
Tel: (613) 544-3400 x 3388
Fax: (613) 544-3041
Office and Telephone Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Practice Profile
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Low Vision Rehabilitation
Education                      Pre-Medical Education:
B.MSc, University of Western Ontario (2002)
Medical School:
University of Ottawa (2007)
Ophthalmology Residency:
Queen's University, FRCSC (2012)
Additional Training
Low Vision Rehabilitation
California Pacific Medical Center (2013)

Professional Development Grant
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2012)

Canadian Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Research Prize, Canadian Ophthalmology Society Meeting, Paper presentation (2012)

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Meeting, Best in Show, Poster Presentation (2012)

Resident Research Day
Department of Ophthalmology, Queen's University
First Prize (2011), Second Prize (2010)

Research Interests Low Vision Rehabilitation

Select Publications  


Mednick Z, Jaidka A, Nesdole R, Bona M. Assessing the iPad as a tool for low-vision rehabilitation. Can J Ophthalmol. Published online: October 1, 2016.

Brissette AR, Mednick ZD, Schweitzer KD, Bona MD, Baxter SA. Punctal Plug Retention Rates for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Dry Eye: A Randomized, Double-Masked, Controlled Clinical Trial. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug;160(2):238-242.e1.

Bona MD
, Arthur BW. Cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive on a polyglactin scaffold in strabismus surgery: a laboratory study. J AAPOS, 2014 Feb; 18(1):21-5.

Khan M, Almeida D, Rahim K, Belliveau M, Bona MD, Gale J. 10 Year Framingham Risk in Patients with Retinal Vein Occlusion: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Can J Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb;48(1):40-5.

Schweitzer KD, Eneh AA, Hurst J, Bona MD, Rahim K, Sharma S. Visual Function Analysis in Acute Posterior Vitreous Detachment. Can J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jun;46(3):232-6

Schweitzer KD, Bona MD, Eneh A, Hurst J, Rahim K, Sharma S. Predicting Retinal Tears in Posterior Vitreous Detachment. Can J Ophthalmol. 2011 Dec; 46(6): 481-5.

Schweitzer KD, Eneh AA, Hurst J, Bona MD, Rahim KJ, Abouammoh M, Sharma S. Validation of patient symptom diary in acute posterior vitreous detachment. Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2011 Apr;25(2):181-6.

Adam R, Vale N, Bona MD, Hasanee K, Farrokhyar F. Triaging Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Patients in the Emergency Department: Do all patients require referral?Academic Emergency Medicine, (2010) Vol. 17 (11), 1183-1188.

Bona MD, Wong A. The eyes in pregnancy. Ophthalmology Rounds, University of Toronto, May (2007) Vol. 5 (3).

Simchen M, Toi A, Bona MD, Alkazaleh F, Ryan G, Chitayat D. Fetal hepatic calcifications: Prenatal diagnosis and outcome. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 187:1617-22.