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Sam Markowitz, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Sam Markowitz is currently Director, Low Vision Rehabilitation Program, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto; Staff, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario; Courtesy Staff, Trillium Health Center, Mississauga, Ontario; Low Vision Section Editor, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology and a member of the Vision Rehabilitation Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology.

His current research interests are aimed at elucidating various aspects of visual function and functional vision parameters. Under study are aspects related to preferred retinal loci and their relationship to scotomata and to the oculomotor functions associated with refixation precision and fixation stability. Also colour contrast sensitivity in age related macular degeneration patients is under scrutiny with special emphasis on residual color detection ability.

Dr. Markowitz has presented his work at numerous and various professional meetings and in many peer reviewed scientific papers nationally and internationally. In 2006 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Low Vision Rehabilitation Section of the American Optometric Association for professional accomplishments in Low Vision Rehabilitation and presented to him at the annual meeting in Boston, MA, USA. In 2006 he was awarded the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for service and leadership in development of scientific and continuous education  programs in Low Vision Rehabilitation at their Annual Meetings.