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Your Gut’s Influence on the Development of Blinding Eye Diseases

FBC-funded scientist Dr. Mike Sapieha is an associate professor at the University of Montreal. This year, he was the recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Cogan Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher under the…

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Reshaping the Cornea to Restore Sight

Dr. Raymond Stein is a world-renowned innovator in laser eye treatment, and has played a lead role in bringing many pioneering laser procedures to Canada. Most recently, Dr. Stein became the first…

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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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Stem Cells
Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

Dr. David Gamm is a pediatric ophthalmologist investigating how stem cells can be used as a potential treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Dr. Gamm’s research is supported…

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Trusting Stem Cell Therapies

Recently, an article published by the Washington Post discussed the growing number of stem cell clinics in the United States offering “cures” for conditions like age-related macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s…

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Stem Cells
Fighting Blindness Canada Calls for Safety Study Regarding the Use of Off-Label Injections to Treat Blinding Eye Diseases in British Columbia

In light of a recent article published by the Globe and Mail regarding the potential correlation between Avastin injections and increased glaucoma rates specifically in British Columbia, Fighting Blindness Canada is republishing…

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Apr 25, 2019

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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Dr. Mike Sapieha holding microphone
Jul 9, 2019

FBC-funded scientist Dr. Mike Sapieha is an associate professor at the University of Montreal. This year, he was the recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Cogan Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher under the…

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Jul 9, 2019

This is a guest post written by Ramya Amuthan, who attended FBC’s Young Leader Summit in Vancouver. To learn more about the Young Leaders Program and upcoming Summits in Toronto and Halifax,…

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Dave poses with his wife Donna and their two children Michelle and Christine
Jul 9, 2019

Each year, Cycle for Sight brings together members of the Fighting Blindness Canada community for the perfect one-day ride. From its roots as a “ride-along” part of Ride for Sight, Cycle for…

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