WEAVR-funded initiatives

See what funds raised at the WEAVR Event help support

WEAVR-funded initiatives


Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) is an initiative of the ARVO Foundation to further develop and strengthen women who are pursuing careers in the visual sciences. WEAVR supports and promotes networking, career development, and access to research opportunities for female vision scientists. WEAVR raises philanthropic dollars to support the ARVO Foundation through its annual WEAVR Event.

All funds raised at the WEAVR Event are used to support women in eye and vision science. Funds raised have been used to fund travel grants, Developing Country Eye Research Travel Fellowships and provide underwriting support for the ARVO Women's Leadership Development Program.

2023 Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship recipient

Azam Maleeha
COMSATS University Islamabad Pakistan

Cancela María Belén
Hoapital de Pediatria J.P. Garrahan

Zungu Thokozani
Kamuzu University Of Health Sciences (formerly College of Medicine)

Pessuti Carmen

2023 WEAVR Travel Grant recipients

Ayushi Singh
SUNY Upstate Medical University
United States
Abstract title: Glaucomatous trabecular meshwork cells induce Schlemm’s canal cell pathobiology in a biomimetic 3D ECM hydrogel co-culture model

Sofie Clasina Anna ten Brink
Radboudumc Afdeling Oogheelkunde
Abstract title: Association between novel lipoprotein particles and age-related macular degeneration

Varsha Varkhedi
Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology and Shiley Eye Institute, University of California San Diego
United States
Abstract title: Healthcare access and utilization barriers to ophthalmic visits among patients with glaucoma: an All of Us study

Joëlle Vergroesen
Erasmus MC
Abstract title: A higher dietary inflammatory index is associated with increased risk of age-related eye diseases

Erin Wang
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
United States
Abstract title: Global trends in blindness and moderate to severe visual impairment due to trachomatous corneal opacity 1984-2020

Amal Zaytouny
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Abstract title: Clinical validation of simulated multifocal intraocular lenses. SimVis GekkoTM simulations and reports on pseudophakic patients