Department of Ophthalmology
School of Medicine Queen's University

Dr. J. Farmer

Eye Physician and Surgeon
Ocular Pathology

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Queen's University

Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Ophthalmology
Queen's University

Adjunct Assistant Professor (cross appointment)
Department of Molecular and Laboratory Medicine
Queen's University 

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 
University of Ottawa

Assistant Professor (cross appointment)
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Ottawa


Shelly McKenna
Tel: (613) 544-3400 x 2169
Fax: (613) 546-2731
Office and Telephone Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Practice Profile Ocular Pathology
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Medical School:
University of Ottawa (1979)

  • Highest Standing in Medical Histology
  • Gold Medal in Clinical Surgery 4th Year
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Internal Medicine, University of Ottawa (1980)
Ophthalmology, University of Ottawa (1983)
Pathology, University of Vermont (1987)
Anatomic Pathology, University of Ottawa (1990)

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Smith-Kettlewell Institute of Visual Science and University of California


PAIRO Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching (2009)

Selected Research Publications:

Jinapriya D, D'Souza M, Hollands H, El-Defrawy SR, Irrcher I, Smallman D, Farmer JP, Cheung J, Urton T, Day A, Sun X, Campbell RJ. Anti-inflammatory Therapy after Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: A Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Ophthalmology. 2014 Dec;121(12):2356-61.

Brissette A, Strube YN, Farmer J, Kratky V. Glucose transporter isoform-1 receptor-positive infantile capillary hemangiomas: case report and literature review. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014 Dec;49(6):e156-8.

Eneh A, Farmer J, Kratky V. Delayed lymph node metastasis of excised caruncular sebaceous carcinoma in an atypical demographic. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014 Oct;49(5):e118-9.

Belliveau MJ, Kratky V, Farmer J. Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome presenting with isolated bilateral eyelid swelling: a clinicopathologic correlation. Can J Ophthalmol (2011); 46(3): 286-7.

Leung C, Farmer JP, Zoutman DE, Urton TE, Gale JG. Histoplasma capsulatum endophthalmitis in southeastern Ontario. Can J Ophthalmol (2010); 45(1): 90-1.

 Gooi P, Farmer J, Hurley B, Brodbaker E. Cytomegalovirus retinities mimicking intraocular lymphoma. Clin Ophthalmol (2008); 2(4): 969-971.