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Dr. Mark Bona MD FRCSC
Dr. Mark Bona
Postgraduate Program Director
Assistant Professor
Contact Info
General Clinic:
Tel: (613) 544-3400 x 3388 (Maureen Shemrock)
Fax: (613) 549-8385
Low Vision Clinic:
Tel: (613) 544-3400 x 3189 (Tanya McKegney)
Fax: (613) 546-2731


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

Select Publications  

Rullo J, Bae S, Far PM, Hazimi AA, Gupta V, Bal M, Hopman WM, Irrcher I, Urton TBona M, Campbell R, Gonder T, Sharma S. Measuring intraocular antibodies in eyes treated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor. Can J Ophthalmol. 2020 Apr 3. pii: S0008-4182(19)30738-0.

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.

Ratzlaff TD, Diesbourg TL, McAllister MJ, von Hacht M, Brissette AR, Bona MD. Evaluating the efficacy of an educational ergonomics module for improving slit lamp positioning in ophthalmology residents. Can J Ophthalmol. 2019 Apr;54(2):159-163. Take the e-learning module here.

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.