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Eye Diseases We Fund Research For 

In a world where vision is often taken for granted, the importance of funding eye disease research cannot be overstated.


Vision is not only essential for daily functioning but also profoundly impacts our quality of life and overall well-being. Eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts threaten the sight of millions worldwide, with devastating consequences for individuals, families, and communities.


By investing in research, we not only unlock the secrets of these conditions but also pave the way for innovative treatments, early detection methods, and ultimately, the preservation of sight. Funding eye disease research isn't just about restoring vision; it's about empowering individuals, preserving independence, and ensuring a brighter, clearer future for generations to come.




More than 250,000 Canadians have chronic open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease. Glaucoma occurs due to damage to the optic nerve. While it is not known exactly how this occurs, there is an association between damage to the optic nerve and pressure within the eye due to build up of excess fluid within the eye. Over time the disease develops into a loss of peripheral (side) vision. 





A cataract is a cloudy area over the lens of the eye. Cataracts can affect one or both eyes. Childhood cataracts are rare: they occur in one to three in 10,000 children.

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