Retina Canada Speakers’ Program: Dr. Wong

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?

Learning objectives:

  • 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


In compliance with the Rx&D Code of Conduct, this invitation is extended to health care
This program is supported in part by an educational grant from Novartis Canada Inc. 
Professionals only.

Dr. Arbour Pioneering Retina Disease Detection

Photograph by: Dave Sidaway, The Gazette
Photograph by: Dave Sidaway, The Gazette

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.

Fellowship & Grant Winners 2013

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

Fellowship Fund: Now Reviewing

Competition for fellowship and research bursary has now closed and review process is ongoing. Winners will be announced at our COS meeting in June.


The mission of the Retina Foundation of Canada is to cure retina disease and preserve vision.

The goal of this newly established fellowship prize is to facilitate the development of Canadian retina specialists in order to increase accessibility to care for the Canadian public. Download the application: 2013 Retina Canada Fellowship Application (right click to save to your computer) Continue reading Fellowship Fund: Now Reviewing 2012

The Retina Foundation of Canada has launched its inaugural fund-raising photo contest:

Do you like taking photos?

Do you like participating in charitable campaigns with catchy, month-themed names?

Do you enjoy having functional eyes?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the previous questions, I urge you to check out ‘Photobr’, a month-long photo contest being put on by the Retina Foundation of Canada. You’ll be supporting a great cause, and you can win great prizes like an iPad 3.

1. Visit
2. Register and then post a cool picture that you have taken. The idea is to celebrate your vision.
3. Ask friends and family to support your picture by clicking on the picture and making a tax deductible donation of any size.
4. Spread the word.

Thanks for participating!

Congratulations to our 2012 Clinical Research Grant Winners

The Retina Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce the winners of its Clinical Research Grant.

Dr. Flavio Rezende
Universite de Montreal
“Vitreous Lipidomics in Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration”
Dr. Elvis Ojaimi
University of Toronto
“Ranibizumab for Diabetic Macular Edema:  Determinants for Treatment Response”
Each receives a grant of $5000 to help them further research in the field of retina disease.