The Retina Foundation of Canada has completed another successful year – helping to increase awareness of retinal diseases, and to assist in the financing of the education of current and future retinal surgeons.
We are proud to be a trans-Canada foundation – our medical advisory committee is drawn from all parts of Canada, and our research grants and fellowships are awarded across Canada.
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Participants had great things to say about how much they learned, how important understanding retina diseases is for those afflicted and how effective prevention is. They also expressed the hope that the Foundation would be able to continue its mission of educating and creating awareness of retina diseases.
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.
Most of us take our vision for granted. Rarely do we think about how much we rely on our eyesight for almost everything we do. It is only when we suffer loss that we appreciate the vitally important sense of sight. Unfortunately, there are a host of problems that can affect our eyes. Age, disease and accidents can rob us of our vision.
There are treatment options today that did not exist in the past. Research is creating new and better ways to preserve vision. Patient care has advanced and can continue to help preserve vision.
The Retina Foundation of Canada was founded with the mission to cure retinal disease and preserve vision. The Foundation is focused on ensuring that the clinical needs of patients are being met. We need your help. A donation will help ensure that we can continue to provide the necessary training, on-going education, and technology, and that vital research can continue.
Please give the gift of vision.
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