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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Together We Will Cure Blindness
Together We Will Cure Blindness

Right now, over one million Canadians are living with blinding eye diseases and as vision fades, so too can hope. To date, donors of the Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) have contributed more…

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Could Vitamin D Impact the Development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Clinician-Scientist Emerging Leader Award: Dr. Jacob Rullo Dr. Jacob Rullo is studying the connection between vitamin D inside the eye and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the…

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“Donors give us, and more importantly our daughter, hope.”

Guest-written by Deborah Scott. Our daughter Olivia was 5 years old when she was diagnosed with a blinding eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP). It was difficult for us to comprehend what…

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“I want to see my children’s faces.”

Story guest-authored by Julia Bonnett. I knew I was losing my sight. During college, I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a disease that progressively narrows my field of vision and leads…

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Help Canadians Benefit from Stem-Cell Therapies – Sign the Petition

Since 2001, our friends at the Stem Cell Network (SCN) have been transforming stem cell research, bringing it closer to the clinic and marketplace. As the only national network of regenerative medicine…

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World Sight Day Announcement: the FBC launches the Cedric Ritchie Fund to Cure Blindness

The Canadian scientist Dr. Andras Nagy, Senior Investigator at Mount Sinai’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, was announced as the inaugural recipient of the Cedric Ritchie Fund to Cure Blindness: a new $1.5 million initiative…

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Apr 25, 2019
From Foundation to Fighter

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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May 15, 2019
Patient Study: LCA-10 And USH2

We are letting our community know about a patient experience study being conducted by Medicys Ltd., a medical research company that is looking for people with a confirmed diagnosis of Usher syndrome…

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May 14, 2019
Upcoming Event: Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Vision Health of Older People

On May 28, 2019, Dr. Chad Andrews, Senior Manager of Research and Education at Fighting Blindness Canada, will be taking part in Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Vision of Older People, an interdisciplinary…

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