Dr. Stephen Dorrepaal MD FRCSC

Diseases of the Vitreous and Retina 

Dr. Dorrepaal is an ophthalmologist and medical retina specialist. He obtained both his medical degree and ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto. During his senior year, Dr. Dorrepaal was the Chief Resident, and received several awards, including the Duncan Jamieson Memorial Prize and Woywitka Cup Award for resident with the highest standing over 5 yearsHe also had the opportunity to volunteer on an international mission to the Philippines with a team from St. Michael’s Hospital, where he performed and taught ophthalmologic surgery to local physicians. After residency, Dr. Dorrepaal completed a sub-specialist fellowship in Medical Retina at Queen’s University.  

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For over a decade, he has worked as an ophthalmologist and medical retina specialist in several locations in Ontario, including Toronto, York Region, Simcoe County, Hastings County, and the County of Leeds. He now focuses on serving patients with retinal diseases in York Region and Scarborough.  He is affiliated with Mackenzie Health, Mount Sinai Hospital, and the University of Toronto, where he is involved in teaching residents and medical students as a faculty member with the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.  He has eleven published papers in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of ophthalmological topics, several academic presentations and posters, and has been an active participant in research, including as an investigator in several large clinical trials. He regularly assesses premature babies for retinopathy of prematurity at the neonatal intensive care unit at Cortelluci Vaughan Hospital.  He is an active member of the Canadian Ophthalmologic Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Canadian Retina Society, and the American Society of Retina Specialists.  

At Clarity Eye Institute, he is happy to accept and treat patients with diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, age-related macular degeneration, retinal dystrophies, peripheral retinal abnormalities including retinal breaks, and other medical diseases of the retina and vitreous.  When not in the office, he enjoys playing music and enjoying the outdoors with his wife and three children.