For several years, Brandan’s Eye Research Foundation has played a key role in supporting the research activities of the doctors who provide the front-line treatment and clinical care. One of the tenets of the charity is to directly promote fund-raising campaigns for a specific project.
Dr. Asim Ali, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Ali is the Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at The Hospital for Sick Children's Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences and holds the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Following a B.A.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, he completed his medical degree and residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. He then went on to further postgraduate training with separate fellowships in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Cornea and External Disease at Washington University, St. Louis, USA. Since returning to Canada, his practice and clinical research have focused on glaucoma and cornea/external disease disorders in children, as well as paediatric cataract and other anterior segment abnormalities.
Dr. Kamiar Mireskandari, MBchB, FRCSCed, FRCOphth, PhD
Dr. Kamiar Mireskandari joined as a staff at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in 2009 and is an Associate Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. He studied medicine in England and did his Ophthalmology residency at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK. Dr Mireskandari has over 20 years of experience in Ophthalmology and during his training he has won numerous prizes including the Muthasamy Gold medal for the most distinguished candidate in 1999 for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh examinations in Ophthalmology. He has authored more than 50 scientific papers and has been an invited speaker internationally. He is the SickKids director for ophthalmology residency program and the Co-Director of the only dedicated Paediatric Cornea Fellowship in the world.
“Fading Light”, is a movie co-venture between Brandan’s Eye Research Foundation and Reel Films Pictures that premiered in August, 2015. The movie is a story of young boy who has to come to terms with losing his eyesight. Proceeds from this project go towards supporting research for potentially blinding vision disorders.