McMaster Surgical Research Gateway (McSurg)

The McMaster Paediatric Eye Research Group (McPERG) currently has no database of patient characteristics and as a result, has to analyze countless patient charts to identify appropriate patients for each new study that is conducted. Therefore, McPERG has recognized the importance of creating a prospective patient database that would store these characteristics and make the initiation of future studies significantly more time-efficient. The database will grant a better understanding of the trends in patients’ demographical and clinical characteristics. It will be used as a means of determining the feasibility of conducting future studies with respect to the availability of patients with the appropriate criteria among all patients seen.