Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Kourosh Sabri

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology

Associate Member, Dept of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

905.521.2100, ext. 73544

McMaster Children’s Hospital, Room 3V35




Academic Interests

Dr Sabri is a paediatric ophthalmologist and strabismologist. He is the principal investigator of several national, regional and local clinical studies and has obtained research funding from many organisations including CIHR, PSI, HAHSO, McMaster and MSA. To date he has been awarded over $800,000 in research funding. He is the founder and director of the McMaster Paediatric Eye Research Group (McPERG). Dr. Sabri is passionate in conducting high-quality research that is clinically relevant and applicable to all areas of paediatric eye disease. His research interests include, but are not limited to early childhood vision screening and providing a level playing field so that no child is disadvantaged by circumstance. For more information, please visit

Selected Publications

1. Sabri K, Thornley P, Waltho D, Warren T, Laverty L, Husain S, Farrokhyar F, Higgins D. Assessing accuracy of non-eye care professionals as trainee vision screeners for children. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016; 51(1):25-29.
2. Sabri K. Global challenges in retinopathy of prematurity screening: modern solutions for modern times.Pediatrics. 2016; 137(1):1-2.
3. Gupta V, Sabri K, Whelan K, Viscardi V. Rare case of optic pathway glioma with extensive intra-orbital involvement in a child with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. MEAJO. 2015; 22(1): 117-118.
4. Mikhail M, Verran R, Farrokhyar F, Sabri K. Choice of conjunctival incisions for horizontal rectus muscle strabismus surgery in children and adults – an international survey of APPOS members. J AAPOS. 2013;17(2):184-187.
5. Gupta V, Whelan K, Schneider L, Farrokhyar F, Shivananda S, Lee S, Sabri K. National variations in ROP screening criteria in Canada: existent guidelines and actual practice patterns. Can J Ophthalmol, 2012; 47(6:473-478.
6. Sabri K, Saurenmann R, Silverman E, Levin A. Cataract and juvenile arthritis. Ophthalmol, 2011;118(12):2524-2525.
7. Kassiri K, Nathoo N, El-Hakim H, Sabri K. Parainfectious optic neuropathy in a young patient with group A Streptococcus pyogenes orbital cellulitis. Can J Ophthalmol. 2010; 45(4):411-412.
8. Sabri K, Saurenmann RK, Silverman ED, Levin AV. Course, complications, and outcome of juvenile arthritis-related uveitis. J AAPOS. 2008; 12:539-545.
9. Sabri K, Knapp CM, Thompson JR, Gottlob I. The VF-14 and psychological impact of amblyopia and strabismus. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006; 47(10):4386-4392.

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