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Diabetic Retinopathy

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FBC study shows gap in patient awareness and understanding of diabetic macular edema

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…

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Diabetes and Vision Loss: Your Questions Answered

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. Over time, diabetes can damage your eyes and cause different eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, glaucoma, and cataracts…

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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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Diabetes Damage: The Effect On Your Eyes and How to Prevent It

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! At a recent Vision Quest in Calgary, FBC welcomed Dr. Rajinder Nirwan, who shared valuable insight on diabetes and how the disease can affect the eyes. Below,…

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Living with Diabetic Macular Edema: Insights from Canadian Patients

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a form of vision loss associated with diabetes. The most severe form of the disease is diabetic macular edema (DME), which can occur if DR is left untreated….

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