Deadline Monday, May 13, 2019
The Retina Canada research grants are now online.
Junior Clinical Research Grant 2019 ($5,000)
Senior Clinical Research Grant 2019 ($20,000)
JUNIOR BURSARY WINNER:
Carolina Francisconi, University of Toronto
Retinal displacement after pneumatic retinopexy versus vitrectomy for the management of primary retinal detachment.
SENIOR BURSARY WINNER:
Vitreous Retina Macula Specialists of Toronto
Correlation of Wide-field OCT-Angiography and Ultra-Widefield Fluorescein Angiography in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (WONDER)
Netan Choudhry Retina Canada Senior Bursary Winner
New technology greatly enhances a retinal surgeon’s ability to provide enhanced care to retinal patients.
A machine, called the NGENUITY 3D VISUALIZATION SYSTEM has been developed which aligns perfectly with our Foundation’s goals of improved clinical care and enabling the education of future retinal surgeons. Read more about the system here.
Currently retinal surgeons hunch over a microscope and peer into an infinitely small space to do corrective surgery – drawbacks include a microscopic work area, an inability for students to see what is being done, and, not unimportantly, fatigue and back strain as surgeons have to bend over their microscopes for long periods of time.
This new instrument, powered by a 3 D high dynamic range camera and a 3 D 4 K OLED monitor creates a singular operating room experience, by redefining how surgical information is captured and displayed. It allows the surgeon to sit upright – no back strain; work in a significantly bigger work space; and share his actions with students can watch the screen as the procedure is being done. Simple in concept but transformational in practice.
Currently widely used in Europe, it is just now coming to North America. There is only one such machine in operation in Canada at the Hopital Notre Dame in Montreal. We wish to join with the Montreal General Hospital Foundation to finance the purchase of one of these machines, at a cost of $110,000 – each party is to provide 50% of the funds.
Together, we are looking into the possibility of partnering to help fundraise for much needed medical equipment to improve retinal surgery at the MUHC.
In particular, retinal patients would benefit greatly from 3-D scanner, but the cost of such a scanner is over $100,000.
Let’s see if together we can meet this ambitious goal in 2018.
Use our secure online donation form at TD Bank / Bambora to donate.
Retina Foundation of Canada, it gives us great pleasure to introduce Dr. Gallie as the one of the recipients of the 2017 Senior Clinical Research Grant of the Retina Foundation of Canada.
The value of the research grant is $20,000 for their project titled, “Liquid Biopsy for non-invasive genomic analysis of ocular tumours”.
The Retina Foundation of Canada is a national organization dedicated to fighting retinal disease and preserving vision. Supporting the efforts of Canadian researchers, who are investigating retinal diseases, has been one of the early initiatives of the Foundation.
Congratulations Dr. Gallie, we look forward to your research project and future publications or presentations.
Dr. Flavio Rezende, who won the Retina Foundation of Canada Clinical Research Grant in 2012, was part of the team to implant the first Argus II prothesis in Quebec.
Dr. Rezende also received a Senior Research Grant in 2015 to study diabetic macular edema.
Read and watch more here in this Montreal Gazette article online.
Or read the article Montreal surgeon implants bionic eye in blind woman in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) by clicking on the image.
We thought we would share an interesting article published on Medium by Lucy Bernholz.
Dr. Ashley Brissette, Queen’s University
Project: “The Role of Vitamin D in Retinal Neovascularization”
Dr. Crystal Cheung, University of Toronto
Project: “Progression of Geographic Atrophy and Intravitreal Injections of Ranibizumab Among Patients Treated for Age-Related Macular Degeneration”
Retina Foundation of Canada is inviting you to the following program: (see invitation as PDF)
Special guest:Provost Chair Professor, National University of Singapore;
Date: Wednesday, May 21st
Where : Le Pois Penché Restaurant 1230, boul. De Maisonneuve O., Montreal
Please confirm your presence with Claudia Lachapelle at 514-237-8485