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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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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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