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Dr. Don Smallman
Dr. Don Smallman
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Contact Info
Tel: (613) 546-1858
Fax: (613) 546-4060
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Ophthalmology Residency:  Dalhousie University (2003)
Medical School:  BSc (Medicine) Dalhousie University (1998) MD (Cum Laude) Dalhousie University (1998)
Pre-Medical Education:  BSc (Cum Laude) Dalhousie University (1995)

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

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. 

Almeida DR, Johnson D, Hollands H, Smallman DS, Baxter S, Eng KT, Kratky V, ten Hove MW, Sharma S, El-Defrawy S. Effect of prophylactic nonsteriodal antiinflammatory drugs on cystoid macular edema assessed using optical coherence tomography quantification of total macular volume after cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg (2008); 34(1):646-9. 


Smallman DS, Probst LE, Rafuse PE. Pupillary block glaucoma secondary to posterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses for high myopia. J Cataract Refract Surg (2004): 30(4): 905-7.


Abdel-Majid RM, Leong WL, Schalkwyk LC, Smallman DS, Wong ST, Storm DR, FIne A, Dobson MJ, Guernsy DL, Neumann PE.  Loss of adenylyl cyclase 1 activity disrupts patterning of mouse somatosensory cortex. Nat Genet (1998): 19(3):289-91.

Smallman DS, Schnare MN, Gray MW. RNA:RNA interactions in the large subunit ribosomal RNA of Euglena gracilis. Biochim Biophys Acta (1996): 1305(1-2):1-6.


Non Peer-Reviewed Abstracts


Smallman DS, Dickinson JD. Neisseria meningitidis endogenous endophthalmitis without meningitis in a healthy patient. (37):106-7.Canadian Ophthalmology Society Annual General Meeting 2002.


Smallman DS, Chew H, Dickinson JD, Samad A, O'Brien D, Kozousek V, Hoskin-Mott A. Angiographic criteria predictive of improved visual function in photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration, (37):99-100.Canadian Ophthalmology Society Annual General Meeting 2002.


Smallman DS, Wall JR,. Effects of systemic treatment of Graves' hyperthyroidism on serum autantibodies to orbital tissues and thyroid-associated ophthalmology. (1):250-1. Vancouver Orbital Symposium 2005




Salvi M, Epstein I, Smallman DS, Li AW, Baker S, Wall JR. The orbit: Present Status and Future Challenges. In  Thyroid-associated ophthalmology - principle antigens and significance of corresponding antibodies Amsterdam: Elsevier 2005, 272-7.


Gray MW, Greenwood MJ, Smallman DS, Spencer DF, Schnare MN. Ribosomal RNA in pieces: a modern paradigm of the primordial ribosome.  In Proceedings of the 20th Taniguchi International Symposium on Biophysics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elevier Science BV, 1995, 200-10.


Abstracts/Poster Presentations


Campbell RJ, Smallman DS, El-Defrawy SR, Jinapriya D, Hollands H, D'Souza M, Farmer J. Anti-inflammatory Therapy Following Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2008.


Smallman DS, Chew H, Dickinson JD, Samad A, O'Brien D, Kozousek V, Hoskin-Mott. Angiographic criteria of improved visual outcome in photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2002. 

Smallman DS, Grawy MW. Probing the conformation of Euglena gracilis large subunit ribosomal RNA. Program in Evolutionary Biology 8th Annual Meeting 1994.


Gray MW, Greenwood SJ, Smallman DS, Spencer DF, Schnare MN. Split ribosomal RNAs and ribosome evolution. Program in Evolutionary Biology 8th Annual General Meeting 1994.