DEDICATED RETINA RESEARCH TO DETECT, INVESTIGATE, AND IMPROVE CARE FOR PATIENTS
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Dr. Smith’s work, which is supported by a $1.5-million endowment, is just one example of how donors are investing in research to change the future of disease and care. Like Research Chairs, endowments allow funds to be available in perpetuity. From lab to bedside, and whether impact is immediate or has a longer horizon, research is key.
My interests and background are in medical imaging – so a big focus of my work will be diagnosis, better understanding these diseases, identifying new markers, and improving ways to image the eye.
– Dr. Corey Smith
Photo: Dr. Corey Smith, assistant professor at Dalhousie University and affiliate scientist at Nova Scotia Health, is the first QEII Foundation Scholar in Retina Research. He is focused on understanding the diseases that impact so many.
Photo: An ophthalmology patient
The retina is the part of the eye that senses light and sends signals to the brain. While Dr. Smith’s research will encompass retinal disease broadly, the two most common retinal diseases are age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Both, if left untreated, can lead to blindness.
The QEII Eye Care Centre is a specialized clinic, serving patients from across the Atlantic provinces. With more than 50,000 patient visits per year, the clinic helps many patients with a variety of diseases affecting the retina.
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