The FMO is akin to a great roundabout that brings together scientists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, medical students, optometry students, business people, personnel from the education and health ministries, and others. To meet the diverse needs of these professionals, the FMO manages several funds to which you can subscribe.
AMD Fund (age-related macular degeneration)
This fund is a wonderful opportunity for contributors who wish to play an active, concrete role in research on age-related macular degeneration, a disease that is common in people over 50. In North America, this disease is the leading cause of severe vision loss among this population.
Uveal Melanoma Fund
This fund dedicated to research on ocular melanoma contributes to the fight against this cancerous tumour, which has a serious impact on the eye. Although it is relatively rare, this cancer can be extremely virulent and even fatal for those affected.
Ophthalmology Fund (CUO/FMO)
Through scholarships, this fund aims to encourage students to conduct research in the field of ophthalmology. It is reserved for student researchers at the graduate or post-graduate level who are carrying out research projects in vision health under the supervision of a researcher affiliated primarily with the Ophthalmology Division of the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University.
Laval University Department of Ophthalmology Research Fund
This fund is used to finance research in ocular disease at Laval University. Here the term research is used in a broad sense, including both basic research and clinical research. It also serves as a start-up fund for new researchers, to launch innovative projects, to purchase laboratory equipment, and for professional development for researchers (conferences, seminars, further training, etc.).
Eye Bank Fund
The FMO is responsible for managing the Fonds Banque d’Yeux de Québec. This fund gives the FMO an opportunity to contribute to the training of researchers and professionals as well as to various research projects related to the cornea and cornea grafts.