2023 RESEARCH GRANT
RESULTS ARE HERE!
Congratulations Aliénor Jamet, the recipient of the 2023 Mel Mitzel Research Excellence Award! The annual award is provided to the applicant that receives the best overall peer-reviews and comes with an extra $5K for research.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Ms. Jamet’s project, and the 15 others to receive funding in 2023!
Our 2023 Annual Supporters’ Meeting
takes place online as webinar on:
OCTOBER 11th at 7pm Eastern Time
The 13th annual Albert Waxer lecture to
be delivered by Dr. Brennan Eadie
Using Marijuana to treat Glaucoma: What the Public thinks vs. the Experts. Click here to learn more.
Reviews confirm that there’s room for improvement when it comes to the quality of educational glaucoma videos found online for patients.
Click here to learn more.
Researchers have examined how high blood pressure (hypertension) can affect open-angle glaucoma. Click here to read more.
A study has shown that glaucoma patients may have slower reaction times when driving.
Click here to learn more.
In an effort to assist newly diagnosed glaucoma patients, GRSC recently produced a free brochure with instructions for taking eyedrops.
Read more Qs & As in the Spring 2023 Newsletter, or catch up on those you missed on our page dedicated to Glaucoma Questions and Answers.
To receive updates on the latest glaucoma news and events, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add your name to our mailing list.
The Glaucoma Research Society of Canada is the only Canadian non-profit organization solely dedicated to funding glaucoma research. Since 1989, it has raised more than six million dollars in support of 319 research projects. The Society funds 10 to 15% of all independent glaucoma research in Canada.
Although there is no cure yet for glaucoma, medications and surgery can help you live with the disease and slow its progress.
Click the link below to experience what many glaucoma patients face everyday.
TEST YOUR EYE-Q!
Find out how much you know about glaucoma with this free test!
WORLD GLAUCOMA ASSOCIATION
Check out the World Glaucoma Association’s website that features Glaucoma Information for patients and their loved ones
Many of our supporters have discovered that they don’t need to be wealthy to make a profound difference …
GRSC’s DONATION PAGE includes several options for making a financial contribution:
– send an eCard for most any occasion – please note the option following the credit card info (as seen in this photo)
– make smaller, monthly contributions that add up over time – please note the option on the top of the page (highlighted in this photo)
– make a donation in tribute to a special person or their memory
Glaucoma Surgeries: An Overview, Different Types, and When It’s Time was delivered by Dr. Matt Schlenker for World Glaucoma Week 2022. Following the presentation, Dr. Bindlish joined Dr. Schlenker for a lively Q&A session. You can catch up on it all by clicking here.
Visual Fields and OCTs: What are they and how do them? was held on June 3rd, 2021. Following the lecture, glaucoma expert Dr. Catherine Birt answered attendee questions live. You can see the full event by clicking here!
The Importance of Eye Drops: Tips, Tricks, and Instructional Lecture was presented by GRSC’s Dr. Rajiv Bindlish in celebration of World Glaucoma Week 2021. For the Lecture portion of the webinar, please click here (Q&As were not recorded for this event).
ANNUAL ALBERT WAXER LECTURE
The 12th annual Albert Waxer lecture was delivered by Dr. Monali Malvankar at GRSC’s Annual Supporters’ Meeting on October 12th, 2022. The Impact of Breathing Exercises and the Art of Meditation on Quality of Life in Patients with Glaucoma was followed by a live Q& A session with Dr. Malvankar and some of Canada’s leading glaucoma experts. Click here for the recorded event.
Dr. Enitan Sogbesan delivered the 11th Annual Albert Waxer Lecture titled, Creating a Virtual Reality App for Patient Education, Treatment Adherence & Quality of Life at GRSC’s Annual Supporters’ Meeting on October 13th, 2021. The lecture was followed by a live Q&A session. Click here to see a recording of the event.
Dr. Cindy Hutnik presents general glaucoma information and statistics from Canada along with the initial findings from her project Effect of Neuroprotective Drugs in Glaucoma at GRSC’s Annual Supporters’ Meeting in October 2020. Click here for a recording of her presentation and the following Q&A session. (Click here to see other highlights from GRSC’s 2020 Annual Supporters’ Meeting.)
OTHER GLAUCOMA VIDEOS:
Glaucoma Educational Video Link (half way down page) shared courtesy of Oakville Eye Associates