Budning MSc. MD, FRCS(C), has been a member of the Ophthalmology
Staff at The Hospital for Sick Children, and The Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Budning completed
his Medical Degree and combined Masters of Science Degree at McGill
University in 1987. Dr. Budning then completed his internship in
Internal medicine in 1988. This was followed by his residency in
ophthalmology at McGill University completed in 1991.
In January 1992 Dr.
Budning then came to Toronto where he was awarded the E.A. Baker
Fellowship allowing him to continue on at the University of Toronto for
a one year fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus in 1992.
Dr. Budning has authored numerous papers in pediatric ophthalmology,
with special interest in retinoblastoma, and Coats disease. He plays an
important role in both patient care and teaching with continued research
in these areas.
Along with his responsibilities at the Hospital For Sick Children in
Toronto, Dr. Budning runs a busy general ophthalmology practice in
Mississauga with a special interest in pediatric ophthalmology, and
pediatric and adult strabismus surgery.
means 'straight eyes'. An orthoptist is an allied healthcare
professional who works in conjunction with an ophthalmologist (a medical
doctor and surgeon specializing in the eyes). An orthoptist assesses
patients who have an eye that wanders. The eye may wander in, out, up,
down, or in any combination. The orthoptic examination helps to
determine the appropriate treatment to straighten the wandering eye
(e.g. glasses and/or surgery).
exam, which takes an average of 15 minutes, consists of: measurements of
how much the eye turns in various positions using prisms, eye muscle
motility, an assessment of binocular function and double vision, and
visual acuity (what can be seen with each individual eye will be checked
using letters or pictures). The commonest orthoptic treatment is
patching of the stronger eye to improve the vision in the weaker eye, as
the brain tends to stop using the eye that wanders. The testing is not
painful or distressing in any way to your child.
Cathie Day Orthoptist
Alphonse Nguyen Orthoptist
Gill Surgical Booking, Imaging specialist
Sarbjeet controls surgical bookings. This
critical aspect of care ensures that patients are given all necessary
information regarding their time of surgery, where to go and what to do
As our imaging specialist, Sarbjeet performs our OCT scans as well as
visual fields. These two highly technical tests help us to more
accurately diagnose and follow disease.
Our current imaging technology includes the: OCT and
Octopus 900 Pro visual field system.
Julie controls appointment times and patient flow
for our busy practice. This task is extremenly demanding as time
shifting is often necessary to accommodate:
Emergencies - medical and surgical
Teaching commitments, including conferences and local
We are often faced with last minute changes, and do
our best to inform you as soon as possible. We continue to work to
improve service and provide the very highest level of care for all our
will be assisting and available to check you in, adjust
appointmetn times, book future appointments, and help with your