The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted daily patterns of life for everyone, but for some the effect has been more extreme. This may be the case for older Canadians living with blinding eye…Read More
Over a decade ago, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections emerged as an effective treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME), the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults in North America. To…Read More
A healthy diet is important for overall health. Your eyes, like the rest of your body, may also benefit if you eat well. Below, we discuss healthy eating and vitamins in relation…Read More
In early 2020, Fighting Blindness Canada was pleased to announce a new research award for Dr. Vincent Tropepe (University of Toronto) to study the genetic basis of Usher syndrome, the most common…Read More
Another hurdle in the process to bring the gene therapy Luxturna to Canadians has been cleared! In the last few weeks, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) and…Read More
Introduction My name is Marlene Cust. I am a senior citizen, and legally blind due to retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration. In my writing, I want to acknowledge both the challenges…Read More
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