Become a Supporter and Help Us Find a Cure for Glaucoma
Glaucoma affects more than 400,000 Canadians and 67 million people worldwide. Your donation provides seed money to researchers working to find more effective treatments for glaucoma.
Please give whatever you can afford; no amount is too small. Donations of $25 and over will receive:
- our twice yearly newsletter in the mail
- advance notice and an invitation to our Annual Supporters Meeting which features the Albert Waxer Lecture and a Question & Answer session with leading glaucoma specialists
We Support New Ideas
The Society plays a fundamental role in funding start-up research projects that often receive enhanced funding from other sources.
We are the only Canadian charity solely dedicated to funding glaucoma research. Since 1989, we have raised over two million dollars in support of 150 research projects. Read about the projects we’ve funded
Learning about Glaucoma
Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases among older people and one of the most common causes of preventable blindness in the world. The keys to managing this disease are early diagnosis, proper treatment and regular eye exams.
Although there is no cure yet for glaucoma, medications and surgery can help you live with the disease and slow its progress.
The Glaucoma Research Society of Canada is a national registered charity committed to funding research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of glaucoma.
Directions: Drag the slider from left to right to see how this condition progresses. The further to the right, the more advanced the condition.
The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers that carry images to the brain. It's like an electric cable containing numerous wires. When glaucoma damages the optic nerve fibers, blind spots develop. If the entire nerve is destroyed, blindness results.
As the optic nerve becomes more damaged, blank spots begin to appear in your field of vision. You typically won't notice these blank spots in your day-to-day activities until the optic nerve is significantly damaged and these spots become large.
News & Events
Annual Meeting of Supporters
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Starting at 5:30 pm
CNIB Conference Centre
1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Free parking in underground garage
Dr. Buys gives Albert Waxer Lecture
125 people attended the 2015 AGM and heard Dr. Yvonne M. Buys give the 5th annual Albert Waxer Lecture. Her topic was Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Glaucoma.
Plan now to walk or run in the 2016
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Sunday, October 16
to raise money for glaucoma research
Watch for details on how you can help!
2015 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon raised $65,000 for glaucoma research
Shown in photo are participants: Corey, Jennifer, Jonathan and Gabriel Shaffer.
Dr. Trope is a man on a mission: To eradicate glaucoma in this country
Read the Dr. Graham Trope Feature Interview which appeared in Profitable Practices Magazine, Spring 2013
Dr. Graham Trope receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to ophthalmology in Canada
A Note from the President and the Board of Directors
Read about the many charitable options you have for giving to the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada