Welcome to the team to prevent blindness, whose objective is to develop a ground-breaking program of research into major causes of blindness. Established thanks to the shared support of the Faculty of Medicine and Capital Health, our focus is developing a network of scientists committed to generating fresh insights into blinding diseases and training future generations of researchers.
Members of the Team to Prevent Blindness (Left-right): Ted Allison, Ordan Lehmann, Andrew Waskiewicz, Mike Walter, Joe Casey, Yves Sauve.
Our focus is primarily on glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in Canada, and benefits from an inter-disciplinary team of investigators with clinical, genetic, molecular and physiological approaches to eye disease. Applying state-of-the-art genetic technologies to identify causes of glaucoma and then using the information to develop innovative therapies, will provide novel opportunities to impact this debilitating disease.