We are pleased to announce that great strides were made over the last year in achieving the Foundation’s two goals – supporting the education of retinal medical personnel and increasing public awareness of retinal diseases.
Grants and fellowships were made to three Canadians in several parts of Canada.
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.
2012 has been a critical, exciting and fulfilling year for the Foundation!
It was our first full year of operations – earlier years were spent in building the very important legal and financial support systems. The foundation was now secure and it was time to start work on the infrastructure. Continue reading CHAIRMAN’S 2012 REPORT
The Retina Foundation of Canada has launched its inaugural fund-raising photo contest: photobr.org
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 http://photobr.org/index.php
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.