Research Grants

Glaucoma Research Society of Canada grants $300,000 for 16 research projects in 2016

  • Identification of the genetic basis of pigmentary glaucoma in Mennonite families using whole exome sequencing (Renewal) – Dr. Michael A. Walter, Dr. Ordan J. Lehmann, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB
  • Relationship between gaze behavior and mobility deficits in individuals with glaucoma (Renewal) – Dr. Dan Marigold, Dr. Kim Zebehazy, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
  • Changes in lamina cribrosa depth as an early marker of glaucoma progression – Dr. Jayme R. Vianna, Dr. Balwantray C. Chauhan, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS
  • Mechanisms underlying excess matrix deposition in the trabecular meshwork in glaucoma (Renewal) – Dr. Sunil Parapuram, Lawson Health Research Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
  • Markov model to evaluate istent with phacoemulsification for patients with cataract and glaucoma – Dr. Monali Malvankar, Dr. Cindy Hutnik, Lawson Health Research Institute/Ivey Eye Institute, London, ON
  • Randomized control trial of retrobulbar injection vs IV analgesia for transscleral diode laser – Dr. Delan Jinapriya, Dr. Isabella Irrcher, Dr. Dale Engen, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
  • Efficacy of PGC-1a induction on retinal ganglion cells (Final Renewal) – Dr. Jeremy Sivak, Krembil Research Institute/Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Biometric and refractive status of a Canadian narrow angle patient population and the degree of angle opening post peripheral iridotomy – Dr. Delan Jinapriya, Dr. Eddie Moss, Dr. Harman Singh, Dr. Isabella Irrcher, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
  • Development of a preference-based disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument for glaucoma – Dr. Iqbal Ike Ahmed, Dr. Feng Xie, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Dr. Dominik Podbielski, Sergei Muratov, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
  • Combination therapies for the treatment of glaucoma (Renewal) – Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON
  • Establishment of a genetic database in open angle glaucoma – Dr. Andrew C. Orr, Dr. Paul E. Rafuse, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • Portable perimeter (Renewal) – Dr. Moshe Eizenman, Dr. Jonathan Rose, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • The effect of oral glucose tolerance tests on IOP, visual fields, anterior segment and choroidal changes in diabetic and glaucoma patients – Dr. Enitan Sogbesan, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
  • Establishment of a zebrafish model for translational glaucoma research – Dr. Curtis R. French, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL
  • Subtenons triamcinolone acetonide injections for treatment of persistent choroidal effusions post glaucoma surgery – Dr. Catherine Birt, Dr. Kenneth Eng, Dr. C. Kranemann, Dr. A. Bonniard, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Are protein deposits discovered in the eyes of dementia patients different from deposits in pseudoexfoliation glaucoma? – Dr. Neeru Gupta, Dr. Yeni Yücel, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON