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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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New & Innovative AMD Treatments

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in people over 50. It affects the central portion of the retina called the “macula” which is responsible for detailed,…

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FBC community member with AMD urges Canadians to go for regular eye exams

Introduction: About AMD Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 50, affecting approximately 1.4 million Canadians. The risk of developing AMD increases as you age,…

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Age-Related Vision Loss: Diseases and Emerging Treatments

Dr. Deepa Yoganathan is an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science at the University of Toronto and the co-president of the Toronto Ophthalmological Society. She is one of…

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2020 Vision Summit

In recognition of the symbolic year 2020, Fighting Blindness Canada, the Canadian Council of the Blind, and other national vision organizations are hosting a summit in Ottawa on February 12 called the…

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2019 Research Grant Winners

We’re kicking off 2020, the Year of Vision, with a huge thank you to our generous donors and supportive community. Thanks to your generosity, Fighting Blindness Canada is funding six new research…

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Fighting Blindness Canada Celebrates World Sight Day!

Did you know that in three out of four cases, vision loss can be treated or prevented if caught early enough? That’s why Fighting Blindness Canada has teamed up with the Canadian…

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