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Four New Research Teams Are on the Road to Restoring Sight

Could a future stem cell replacement therapy restore vision to people who are living with blindness? That is Dr. David Gamm’s plan. Dr. Gamm is leading one of four teams that have…

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Together We Will Cure Blindness
Together We Will Cure Blindness

Right now, over one million Canadians are living with blinding eye diseases and as vision fades, so too can hope. To date, donors of the Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) have contributed more…

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Dr Nagy
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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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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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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Apr 25, 2019

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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Dr. Mike Sapieha holding microphone
Jul 9, 2019

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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Jul 9, 2019

This is a guest post written by Ramya Amuthan, who attended FBC’s Young Leader Summit in Vancouver. To learn more about the Young Leaders Program and upcoming Summits in Toronto and Halifax,…

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Jul 9, 2019

Each year, Cycle for Sight brings together members of the Fighting Blindness Canada community for the perfect one-day ride. From its roots as a “ride-along” part of Ride for Sight, Cycle for…

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