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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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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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The Importance of Safety and Cold-Chain Management in Preparing Drug Treatments

Drug therapies for vision loss are providing true hope for those living with vision loss; however, recent concerns about the use of off-label injections to treat blinding eye diseases in BC have…

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New Gene Therapy Clinical Trials for Achromatopsia

At Fighting Blindness Canada, we are committed to accelerating the development of new sight-saving treatments for a variety of blinding eye diseases. Clinical trials are an essential step in developing those treatments,…

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The Era of Gene Therapy – A Panel Discussion

In this panel discussion from Vision Quest Vancouver on April 27, 2019, experts from around the world introduced the new era of gene therapy and discussed what this means for the future…

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