Help Us Find a Cure

Honour them with a donation Imagine a future where glaucoma doesn’t cast its dark shadow.
That’s the vision that sparked renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Graham Trope, to set up the Glaucoma Research Society in 1988. And that’s the vision that has enabled the Society to raise over two million dollars in support of researchers seeking a cure for this disease.

You can help change the future for generations to come by supporting cutting edge research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of glaucoma through your contribution to the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada.

Your donation will fund researchers working to find more effective treatments for glaucoma. Please give whatever you can afford; no amount is too small.

Supporters who donate $25 and over will receive:

  • our twice yearly newsletter in the mail
  • advance notice and an invitation to our Annual Supporters Meeting which features the Albert Waxer Lecture and a Question & Answer session with leading glaucoma specialists.

Donations to the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada are tax deductible.

Eye Donations Needed

One of the best ways to determine what is wrong in eyes with glaucoma is to look for differences between eyes from donors free of disease and from donors with glaucoma.

Information gathered from eyes with glaucoma can help researchers find the cure for this blinding disease. But eye donations are rare, and donations of eyes with glaucoma, rarer still.

Please Help

If you are interested in donating your eyes after death, print the donor card and keep it on you, and fill out the attached form
and mail it to:

Linda Sharpen, Eye Bank Manager,
Eye Bank of Canada (Ontario Division),
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Services,
1929 Bayview Avenue, Suite 203,
Toronto, ON M4G 3E8.

Phone: 416-978-7355

The Eye Bank will contact you with information you can pass onto your family at the appropriate time. Your final wishes will be acted upon and the Eye Bank will provide your eyes to researchers in Canada.

For more information and frequently asked questions about eye donations, visit the Eye Bank of Canada’s website.

Or if you prefer print out the form and your cheque or VISA/MASTERCARD information to:

Glaucoma Research Society of Canada
1929 Bayview Avenue, Suite 215E
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3E8