Research Grants

Glaucoma Research Society of Canada grants $293,000 for 15 research projects in 2017

  • Ptosis after Glaucoma Surgery: A Prospective Study – Dr. Iqbal Ike Ahmed, Dr. Anmol Lamba, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, ON
  • First Perspectives and Outcomes with an Ab Interno Gelatin Stent: A Nationwide, Multi-Centre Study – Dr. Iqbal Ike Ahmed, Dr. Matthew Schlenker, Dr. Andrei-Alexandru Szigiato, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, ON
  • A Prospective Masked Randomized Study to Evaluate the Effect of Pre-operative Treatment with Topical Brimonidine Tartrate 0.2% (2mg/Ml) Versus Placebo on Intraocular Pressure in Patients Undergoing Robotic-Assisted Radical Laparoscopic Prostatectomy – Dr. Yvonne Buys, Dr. Rana Green, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Determining the Role of the Transcription Factor Foxf2 in Eye Development and Glaucoma – Dr. Sarah Childs, Dr. Sarah McFarlane, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • 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
  • Validation of a Novel Bioartificial Tissue Model of Tenon’s Capsule through Whole Transcriptome Comparison with Ex Vivo Tenon’s Capsule and Tenon’s Capsule Fibroblasts in 2D Monolayer Cell Culture – Dr. Cindy Hutnik, Dr. James J. Armstrong, Charles B. Trelford, Honors Thesis Candidate, Ivey Eye Institute, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, London, ON
  • The Effects of Delisting Routine Eye Exams on Glaucoma Detection in Ontario – Dr. Yaping Jin, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Glaucoma and Ciliary Dysfunction – Dr. Ordan J. Lehmann, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Pilot Study on Scleral Rigidity and Choroidal Pulse Volume in Glaucoma Patients with Functional Filtration Blebs: A Window on the Pathophysiology of Glaucoma? – Dr. Mark R. Lesk, University of Montreal, Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital Research Centre, Montreal, QC
  • Automatic Self Transcending Mediation (ASTM) plus Usual Care Versus Usual Care Alone in Patients with Glaucoma – Dr. Monali Malvankar, Dr. Cindy Hutnik, Ivey Eye Institute, (Lawson Research Institute), St. Joseph’s Hospital, London, ON
  • Glaucoma and Depression: Referral of Patients to CNIB for Support Services – Dr. Victor Penner, Dr. Jennifer Rahman, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. MB
  • MNK1 as a Novel Neuroprotective Target in RGC Injury – Dr. Jeremy Sivak, Allessandra Tuccitto (Student), University Health Network, Krembil Research Institute, Toronto, ON
  • Comparison of Laser Diode Parameters – Dr. Andrew Toren, Laval University, Quebec, QC
  • Dendritic Retraction and Associated Physiological Responses in Retinal Ganglion Cells in Experimental Glaucoma – Dr. Francois Tremblay, Dr. Balwantray Chauhan, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • Combination Therapies for the Treatment of Glaucoma – Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON