Dr. Ashley Brissette, Queen’s University
Project: “The Role of Vitamin D in Retinal Neovascularization”
Dr. Crystal Cheung, University of Toronto
Project: “Progression of Geographic Atrophy and Intravitreal Injections of Ranibizumab Among Patients Treated for Age-Related Macular Degeneration”
Retina Foundation of Canada is inviting you to the following program: (see invitation as PDF)
Can a Retinal Examination Provide Clues to a Person’s Risk of Stroke?
- To provide an update on recent studies on the epidemiology of retinal microvascular signs
- To discuss the relationship of retinal microvascular signs with risk of stroke, stroke subtypes and other cerebrovascular diseases
- To discuss the potential application of retinal imaging for clinical prediction of stroke
Special guest:Provost Chair Professor, National University of Singapore;
Vice-Dean, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School; Group Director, Research, Singapore Health Services; Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Singapore National Eye Centre; Senior Principal Clinician-Scientist, Singapore Professor Tien Y. Wong
Eye Research Institute
Date: Wednesday, May 21st
- 6:30 – 7:00: Reception
- 7:00 – 8:30: Conference and dinner
Where : Le Pois Penché Restaurant 1230, boul. De Maisonneuve O., Montreal
Please confirm your presence with Claudia Lachapelle at 514-237-8485
or [email protected]
Dr. Jean Daniel Arbour, a retina surgeon, says existing ways of checking retinas, such as this conventional camera being used on patient Paul Lowery at Notre Dame Hospital, can see damage only after it has happened. He is pioneering a new method to detect the early signs of vision loss by using spectral photography. See the original article in the Montreal Gazette
Dr. Jean Daniel Arbour is a valued member of the Retina Foundation of Canada Medical Advisory Board.
Winners of the Junior Investigator, Clinical Retina Research Grant ($5000 each):
- Dr. Jonathan Micieli, University of Toronto
- Project: Trends in Retina Subspecialization in Canada
- Dr. Anastasia Neufeld, Dalhousie University
- Project: Analysis of Macular Pigment Density in Patients with Asymmetric Age-Related Macular Degeneration
The medical advisory committee welcomes new members:
- Dr Wai-Ching Lam (Toronto)
- Dr Amin Kherani (Calgary)
- Dr James Whelan (St. John’s)
These are in addition to existing members:
- Dr John Galic
- Dr John Chen
- Dr Danny Gauthier
- Dr Jean-Daniel Arbour
The Retina Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce the winners of its Clinical Research Grant.
The mission of The Retina Foundation of Canada is to cure retinal disease and preserve vision.
- To improve patient care
- To ensure the availability of qualified specialists
- To promote on-going education and opportunities for exchange among professionals
- To promote research
- To promote public awareness and early detection of retinal diseases
Most of us take our vision for granted. Rarely do we think about how much we rely on our eyesight for almost everything we do. It is only when we suffer loss that we appreciate the vitally important sense of sight. Unfortunately, there are a host of problems that can affect our eyes. Age, disease and accidents can rob us of our vision.
There are treatment options today that did not exist in the past. Research is creating new and better ways to preserve vision. Patient care has advanced and can continue to help preserve vision.
The Retina Foundation of Canada was founded with the mission to cure retinal disease and preserve vision. The Foundation is focused on ensuring that the clinical needs of patients are being met. We need your help. A donation will help ensure that we can continue to provide the necessary training, on-going education, and technology, and that vital research can continue.
Please give the gift of vision.
Your donations are critical to our success!
Your gift helps us to build a brighter future.
To make a contribution by mail:
Fill out our donation form which you can return to us by mail accompanied by a cheque payable to
Retina Foundation of Canada.
Tax receipts will be issued for all gifts of $10 or more.
Retina Foundation of Canada
4120 rue Ste-Catherine Bureau 100
Westmount QC H3Z 1P4
Registration Number: 853965416RR0001