Become a Member 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 include your complimentary membership. Membership lets you:
- keep up-to-date on the latest research
- receive our newsletter in the mail
- receive advance notice of annual Question & Answer sessions with leading glaucoma specialists
- vote at the annual general meeting.
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.
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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 General Meeting
Monday, October 6, 2014
Starting at 5:45 pm
CNIB, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Free above ground parking
Featuring the 4th Annual Albert Waxer Lecture
Dr. Karim Damji: Improving access to glaucoma care for under-serviced populations
in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Sunday, October 19, 2014
For details visit torontowaterfrontmarathon.com
Research Grant Applications 2014-2015
NEW DEADLINE - December 5, 2014
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
Dr. Graham Trope talks about Glaucoma in the Caribbean community
Download Dr. Trope’s talk
World Glaucoma Awareness Week
March 9-15, 2014
Overview of Glaucoma
Impact on Daily Living
What’s Your Inspiration?