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Apr 5, 2021

Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is pleased to announce a new award to support research by Dr. Arlene Drack (University of Iowa) to develop a new gene therapy treatment for retinal degeneration caused…

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Apr 1, 2021

Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a condition where a person with vision loss sees things that aren’t there (visual hallucinations). CBS is caused by the brain adjusting to significant vision loss and…

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Mar 7, 2021

This World Glaucoma Awareness Week we’re helping raise awareness by sharing valuable information about glaucoma and answering common questions surrounding symptoms, risk, and prevention. Keep reading to learn from ophthalmologist and glaucoma…

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Mar 5, 2021

Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is pleased to announce funding for a new research award focused on Stargardt disease. Dr. Bob Chow (University of Victoria) will be leading the project to understand the…

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Mar 5, 2021

With a prevalence of one in 1 million, adult Refsum disease (ARD) is an inherited metabolic disorder that is one of the rarest causes of retinitis pigmentosa. People with ARD have a…

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Feb 12, 2021

This White Cane Week we’re sharing an inspirational written piece from Fighting Blindness Canada’s very own Health Information Officer, Shari Shaw. Shari lives with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an inherited retinal disease that…

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