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Your impact: How FBC funded research is leading the way to new treatments for retinal degeneration

Until recently there were no treatments for inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) but investments in research over the past decades have started to pay off. Treatments are now being tested and, in the…

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Looking into the genetics of inherited retinal diseases with Dr. Rob Koenekoop

Meet the Expert: Dr. Robert Koenekoop is a Montreal-based clinician-scientist, meaning he is both a medical doctor, trained in Ophthalmology and also does research about inherited retinal diseases (IRDs). He’s also a…

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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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Vision 2020: Have Your Say

2020 has a special meaning to the vision community. It’s the phrase we all hear in the doctor’s office: 2020 vision. In medical terms, 2020 vision means “normal vision acuity” – that…

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FBC-Funded Researcher Bringing New Clinical Trial to Canada

This month, we’re pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Koenekoop—a long-time FBC-funded researcher—will be bringing a natural history clinical trial to Canada focused on developing an effective treatment for Usher syndrome caused…

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Ruanne Vent-Schmidt
Ruanne Vent-Schmidt: The blind and visually impaired can help researchers by getting their genes tested

Dr. Ruanne Vent-Schmidt is a PhD candidate in FBC funded Dr. Orson Moritz’s lab. She recently wrote an article for The Conversation about the importance of genetic testing. Read the full article…

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