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Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

Dr. David Gamm is a pediatric ophthalmologist investigating how stem cells can be used as a potential treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Dr. Gamm’s research is supported…

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World’s First Experimental Therapy Involving Reprogrammed Donor Stem Cells Aims to Treat Macular Degeneration

Stem cells are frequently in the news. At Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) we love reading about stem cell discoveries, but high-frequency reporting can make it challenging to identify truly significant breakthroughs, such…

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The Biology of Treating Blindness with Stem Cells

Dr. Gilbert Bernier has a plan to cure blindness. His plan involves coaxing stem cells to become sheets of precious cone photoreceptors—the eye’s light-sensitive cells—and then transplanting them into blind eyes to…

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Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

Fighting Blindness Canada-funded researchers have succeeded in producing large amounts of human photoreceptors from stem cells. New findings by Dr. Gilbert Bernier from the University of Montreal fuel our hope in the potential of stem cells to…

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Spotlight on Stem Cells: Will They Work For You?

Over the past few days, there has been much excitement about the latest clinical trial involving stem cells. With headlines boasting a new “stem cell treatment to cure vision loss,” of course…

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Combining Stem Cells & Gene Therapy for a ‘Smart’ Sight-Saving Treatment

Dr. Andras Nagy is world-renowned for discovering a method to create stem cells from other cells of the body, a breakthrough which overcame a major hurdle in regenerative medicine. He is also…

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Apr 25, 2019

A Message from the President and CEO For 45 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has raised and directed critical funding into sight-saving research for blinding eye diseases. From our earliest days as…

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Jul 9, 2019

FBC-funded scientist Dr. Mike Sapieha is an associate professor at the University of Montreal. This year, he was the recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Cogan Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher under the…

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Jul 9, 2019

This is a guest post written by Ramya Amuthan, who attended FBC’s Young Leader Summit in Vancouver. To learn more about the Young Leaders Program and upcoming Summits in Toronto and Halifax,…

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Jul 9, 2019

Each year, Cycle for Sight brings together members of the Fighting Blindness Canada community for the perfect one-day ride. From its roots as a “ride-along” part of Ride for Sight, Cycle for…

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