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FBC-Funded Research

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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New Survey Initiative Engages Patients as Experts and Collaborators

Last year Fighting Blindness Canada launched its Vision Care Pathways (VCP) online tool, a set of resources and guides for people living with eye diseases. These diseases include rare genetic disorders such…

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Dr. Mike Sapieha holding microphone
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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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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