Quebec Glaucome Fondation
- Improve glaucoma awareness in Quebec
- Inform the people who are affected by it
- Promote glaucoma research in Quebec
The foundation wants to educate the Quebec public about this disease to encourage people at risk to be screened for early diagnosis. The foundation wants to promote and help scientific and medical research on the causes and treatment of glaucoma. At the genetic level, we want to look for the elements involved in glaucoma and specify the chromosomal regions that may play a role in the onset of this disease. This would help identify the population at risk and thus encourage early diagnosis.
Activities organized by the foundation
Glaucoma Awareness Day – March 11, 2016
On Friday, March 11th, the Quebec Glaucoma Foundation participated in an event aimed at glaucoma awareness.
Glaucoma Awareness Day was organized by the Quebec Glaucoma Foundation in collaboration with Bellevue Ophthalmology Clinics. The Quebec Glaucoma Foundation and Bellevue clinics both had members on site to provide information on glaucoma and visual health to passers-by and visitors, and to raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations.
In total, about 60 people were examined.
We would like to thank Dr. Diane Sayah, optometrist, who was available to analyze the screening tests and to discuss them with the participants. We would also like to thank companies Zeiss and Innovamed for lending their glaucoma screening equipment as well as Centre Laval who provided the space for our Glaucoma awareness booth.
Glaucoma Awareness Day – March, 14 2014
Friday, March 14, the Glaucoma Foundation of Quebec participated in an awareness day and a glaucoma screening clinic. The event was organized by the Foundation and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind to mark World Glaucoma Day.
The CNIB and the Glaucoma Information Center at the Jewish General Hospital had on-site members to provide glaucoma and vision health information to passers-by and visitors and to raise awareness of the importance of being examined. the eyes regularly. The Bellevue Ophthalmology Clinic / Glaucoma Institute of Montreal provided two ophthalmic technicians to administer the exams. Two students from the School of Optometry at the University of Montreal came to assist with patient screening. Dr. Jing Wang Ophthalmologist, Fellow in Glaucoma came to evaluate the exams as well as see the patients.
A total of 71 people were examined, of which 11 people were screened with ocular conditions including 7 suspected glaucoma.
We thank the Association des Médecins Ophthalmolistes du Québec for their financial support, the Zeiss and Innovamed companies for the loan of their screening devices and the Alexis Nihon plaza for the contribution of their space.
Scholarships Granted by the Foundation
$2 000 scolarship awarded to Andrei Ciobanu
Andrei completed his medical studies and specialized in anesthesia in Moldova. Since then, he has been pursuing his master's degree in biomedical sciences at the Université de Montréal and the department of ophthalmology at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont.
$10 000 scolarship awarded to Alvine Kamdeu Fansi
Alvine completes her medical studies and practices medicine in Burundi. She obtained a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and is currently completing her doctorate in biomedical sciences at the Université de Montréal. She works in clinical research in the field of medical imaging, telemedicine and ophthalmic screening.