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Achromatopsia

Laboratory Researchers
Landmark study shows burden of inherited retinal diseases is borne primarily by families

This month, the Inherited Retinal Dystrophies Consortium Operating for the Under-Represented for Novel Therapies and Services (IRD COUNTS) released a landmark study highlighting the personal costs of living with an inherited retinal…

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New Survey Initiative Engages Patients as Experts and Collaborators

Last year Fighting Blindness Canada launched its Vision Care Pathways (VCP) online tool, a set of resources and guides for people living with eye diseases. These diseases include rare genetic disorders such…

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New Gene Therapy Clinical Trials for Achromatopsia

At Fighting Blindness Canada, we are committed to accelerating the development of new sight-saving treatments for a variety of blinding eye diseases. Clinical trials are an essential step in developing those treatments,…

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The Era of Gene Therapy – A Panel Discussion

In this panel discussion from Vision Quest Vancouver on April 27, 2019, experts from around the world introduced the new era of gene therapy and discussed what this means for the future…

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GIVEAWAY: Win an eSight Device at Vision Quest!

Fighting Blindness Canada is giving away a fully calibrated eSight device to celebrate Vision Quest! eSight is a revolutionary pair of electronic glasses which enhance sight for low-vision users. Developed in Canada,…

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FDA Rules Against For-Profit Stem Cell Company

Quick on the heels of last week’s Washington Post article discussing the dangers of stem cell therapy, a U.S. federal judge ruled in favour of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in…

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