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Jan 12, 2022

Fighting Blindness Canada is starting the new year with an exciting research announcement! We are pleased to share that we will be funding 8 new and innovative vision research awards from our…

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Jan 7, 2022

The last 24 months have not only challenged our mental health, but our vision health as well. It is difficult to imagine life without digital screens, especially as we continue to navigate…

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Jan 6, 2022

As we start a new year we asked Drs. Elise Héon and Robert Koenekoop to share their insight on what treatment advances we may see for inherited retinal diseases in 2022. Dr….

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Dec 14, 2021

In Canada, someone is diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes. A diabetes diagnosis holds many implications for a person: it impacts a person’s blood sugar levels, their diet, and their daily activities….

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Dec 3, 2021

Fighting Blindness Canada is excited to announce that Canadians are one step closer to being able to access voretigene neparvovec (Luxturna), the first gene therapy for an inherited retinal disease. As of…

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Dec 3, 2021

Fighting Blindness Canada is pleased to announce that the team of Dr. David Gamm (University of Wisconsin) and Dr. William Beltran (University of Pennsylvania) have been awarded $725,000 to continue their ground-breaking…

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