To fund new ideas at their inception
The Society’s independently judged, peer-reviewed research grants are highly valued by researchers and considered important and prestigious within the scientific community.
The Society has funded research projects by most of Canada’s top glaucoma researchers – doctors and scientists interested in finding new treatments and in preventing blindness from glaucoma.
Their research includes:
- seeking to protect good nerve cells in the eye and repair damaged ones
- searching for genes related to glaucoma
- improving blood flow to the eye, and
- making glaucoma surgery easier for the patient.