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On The Road to Personalized Therapies for Blindness: New Study Reveals Why Genetic Testing is Vital

Every day, my research is focused on developing an effective treatment for the blinding eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Recently, we made an alarming discovery: the SAME drug makes some genetic forms of…

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Everything You Need To Know About Clinical Trials

What is a clinical trial? Clinical trials are experiments that test whether a new intervention, such as a drug or surgery, will work in people. The main goal of clinical trials is…

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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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Group of speakers from Vancouver Vision Quest 2019
Aug 14, 2019

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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Aug 12, 2019

Cycle for Sight is one of Fighting Blindness Canada’s (FBC’s) most beloved fundraising events, and it’s not difficult to know why: sunny skies, challenging routes, and a focus on fun make it…

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Young girl wearing eSight glasses holding cards in her hand playing with a man
Aug 6, 2019

Fighting Blindness Canada is giving away a fully calibrated eSight device to celebrate Vision Quest! eSight is a revolutionary pair of electronic glasses which enhance sight for low-vision users. Developed in Canada,…

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