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Dr. James Farmer
Dr. James Farmer
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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
Contact Info
Tel: (613) 417-3451 (KOVSC)
Fax: (613) 417-3452 (KOVSC)


  • Fellowship:  Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Smith-Kettlewell Institute of Visual Science and University of California
  • Residency: Anatomic Pathology, University of Ottawa (1990)
  • Residency: Pathology, University of Vermont (1987)
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Ottawa (1983)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Ottawa (1980)
  • Medical School: University of Ottawa (1979)

Selected Research Publications

Rullo J, Pennimpede T, Mehraban Far P, Strube YN, Irrcher I, Urton T, Bona M, Gonder T, Campbell RJ, Ten Hove M, Sharma S, Farmer J, Petkovich M. Intraocular calcidiol: Uncovering a role for vitamin D in the eye. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2019 Nov 14;197:105536.

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.