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Krembil is dedicated to finding answers for eye diseases
Dr. Valerie Wallace and Dr. Valerie Wallace

​​​​Dr. Valerie Wallace and Dr. Robert Devenyi​​​​​​​

Every 12 minutes, someone in Canada joins the list of the visually impaired. The total number of people living with significant vision issues now tops 500,000 – and it continues to grow, thanks in part to our aging population.​

So chances are, if you live in Canada, you know someone struggling with vision issues. In addition to blindness, vision impairment can cause a host of other problems, from loss of sharpness or clarity of vision to a narrowed visual field or a loss of depth perception. People experiencing these problems may be living with any one of a number of diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa.

At the Krembil Research Institute, we are determined to unlock the secrets of these diseases. In recent years, we've assembled a top-notch team of research scientists who are committed to finding answers to fundamental questions about the retina, the brain and disease function.