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Game-Changing Discovery will “Rapidly Accelerate” the Development of Cell-Based Therapies

Today, we are excited to announce a truly transformative discovery that will “rapidly accelerate” the development of cell-based therapies—not just for blinding eye diseases, but for all kinds of regenerative medicine! One…

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Dr Benson
From Identifying Gene Mutations to Developing New Treatments for Inherited Retinal Diseases

Clinician-Scientist Emerging Leader Award: Dr. Matthew Benson Dr. Matthew Benson knows that improving our understanding of why blinding eye diseases happen will lay foundations for developing effective new treatments. He is particularly…

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Researcher
Could Vitamin D Impact the Development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Clinician-Scientist Emerging Leader Award: Dr. Jacob Rullo Dr. Jacob Rullo is studying the connection between vitamin D inside the eye and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the…

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FBC Panel
New Video and Podcast Detailing the FBC Patient Registry

At a recent Vision Quest event in Toronto focused on inherited retinal diseases, four clinician-scientists sat down to discuss FBC’s Patient Registry. In the video linked below (also provided in podcast format),…

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World Sight Day Announcement: the FBC launches the Cedric Ritchie Fund to Cure Blindness

The Canadian scientist Dr. Andras Nagy, Senior Investigator at Mount Sinai’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, was announced as the inaugural recipient of the Cedric Ritchie Fund to Cure Blindness: a new $1.5 million initiative…

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Zebrafish
Harnessing the Power of Zebrafish to Fight Blindness: An Interview with Dr. Sarah McFarlane

Question: Hi Dr. McFarlane! Can you please introduce yourself and tell us how you became interested in vision research and zebrafish? Dr. McFarlane: I am a Professor in the Department of Cell…

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Apr 25, 2019
From Foundation to Fighter

A Message from the President and CEO For 45 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has raised and directed critical funding into sight-saving research for blinding eye diseases. From our earliest days as…

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May 15, 2019
Patient Study: LCA-10 And USH2

We are letting our community know about a patient experience study being conducted by Medicys Ltd., a medical research company that is looking for people with a confirmed diagnosis of Usher syndrome…

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May 14, 2019
Upcoming Event: Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Vision Health of Older People

On May 28, 2019, Dr. Chad Andrews, Senior Manager of Research and Education at Fighting Blindness Canada, will be taking part in Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Vision of Older People, an interdisciplinary…

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