A sharp focus on the retina and optic nerve
Dalhousie’s Retina and Optic Nerve Research Lab has brought together leading vision researchers from across Canada in a unique multi-disciplinary collaboration that ranges from basic science to clinical research. Their main focus is the function of the retina and optic nerve in healthy and diseased states, particularly glaucoma. The DMRF made the first commitment to the new lab in 1998, providing $1.1 million. This enabled the University to secure additional funds for infrastructure and capital costs, with individual researcher’s grants providing the operating funds. The key members of the research team in this lab are Dr. Bal Chauhan, Chair in Vision Research, Dr. Melanie Kelly, Dr. Steve Barnes , Dr. Bill Baldridge and Dr. Francois Tremblay. Click here for more information about vision research at Dalhousie Medical School.