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The results are in! To see a list of this year’s Grant Recipients, please click here, or the button below!

Please join us in congratulating the recipient of the inaugural Mel Mitzel Research Excellence Award, Dr. Yaping Jin and team for their project to be conducted via the University of Toronto.

We wish Dr. Jin and all of this year’s grant recipients the best of luck on their research! 

Dedicated and Committed to Glaucoma Research


Getting Ready for the Races - GRSC Signs Up for Their Biggest Fundraiser of the Year!

GRSC’s largest annual fundraising event is back, and we’ve signed up for the challenge once more!

To join us as a FUNDRAISER for the 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, please click here. The Marathon is virtual again this year, so you can participate no matter your location, anytime in October!

Want to ‘sit out’ the marathon, but still contribute? Click Here

For further details, please contact Suzanne:

Caffeine May Increase Risk for Inherited Glaucoma

To learn more about this study, click here.

Sleep Apnea & Glaucoma

A recent study from Canada and the UK shows an association between Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma. You can read more by clicking here

Seasonal & Weekly Fluctuations in IOP Confirmed

Swiss researchers have found that not only the time of year, but even the day of the week can affect intraocular pressure (IOP)! You can learn more by clicking here

Highlights from the 2020 Supporters’ Meeting

Read more about the 2020 Supporters’ Meeting and highlights from the GRSC’s participation in the 2020 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in GRSC’s Spring 2021 Newsletter Insert

Exercise Intensity Affects Glaucoma Odds

You can learn more about this, along with findings from the latest glaucoma research, like how reading while lying down may affect glaucoma, in GRSC’s Spring 2021 Newsletter.

Dr. Rajiv Bindlish Answers Your Questions about Glaucoma

Read more Qs & As in the Spring 2021 Newsletter

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Glaucoma Research

Glaucoma Research Society of Canada grants $251,419 for 13 Research Projects in 2021:


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 five million dollars in support of 247 research projects. The Society funds 10 to 15% of all independent glaucoma research in Canada.

Sound governance, a volunteer board, and low administration costs ensure that more than 90% of funds raised by the Society go directly to Canadian researchers.



Although there is no cure yet for glaucoma, medications and surgery can help you live with the disease and slow its progress.




Giving to The Glaucoma Research Society of Canada

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   





Demystifying Glaucoma - Online Lecture Series

Dr. Cindy Hutnik and her research team Dr. Vinay Kansal, Dr. James Armstrong and Jacqueline Slomovic, present at GRSC’s Annual Supporters’ Meeting in October 2020. Click here to learn more about recent Canadian glaucoma statistics, how glaucoma affects people, why further research is so important, along with the initial findings from Dr. Hutnik’s project ‘Effect of Neuroprotective Drugs in Glaucoma’ – a 2020 GRSC grant recipient.

(Click here to see other highlights from GRSC’s 2020 Annual Supporters’ Meeting.)

The Importance of Eye Drops: Tips, Tricks, and Instructional Lecture presented by GRSC’s Dr. Rajiv Bindlish. For the Lecture portion of the webinar presented by GRSC on March 9th in celebration of World Glaucoma Week 2021, please click here. We hope you find it enjoyable and informative!

Visual Fields and OCTs: What are they and how do them? was held on June 3rd, 2021. Following a lecture on Visual Field and Optical Coherence Topography tests that included practical tips for taking and administering the tests, Dr. Catherine Birt answered attendee questions live. You can see the full event by clicking here


Glaucoma Educational Video Link (half way down page) shared courtesy of Oakville Eye Associates

Glaucoma Reources

Click the link below to experience what many glaucoma patients face everyday.


Find out how much you know about glaucoma with this free test!

Check out the
World Glaucoma Association’s website that features Glaucoma Information for patients and their loved ones


Glaucoma: What Every Patient Should Know by Dr. Harry A Quigley.