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

photobr.org 2012

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.

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.

Eye Care Awareness // November 26

On Nov 26th, McGill attending staff, technicians, nurses, residents, and medical students staffed a free screening eye clinic. The aim is to improve access to ophthalmic care for seniors, those with language barriers, and people without a general ophthalmologist.
To get involved in the future, please email eyeclinic.lions@gmail.com or call (514) 285-8808.

Continue reading Eye Care Awareness // November 26

Our Mission

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

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

The goals of the Foundation are:

  • To improve patient care
  • To ensure the availability of qualified specialists
  • To promote on-going education and opportunities for exchange among professionals
  • To promote research
  • To promote public awareness and early detection of retinal diseases