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Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)

FDA Rules Against For-Profit Stem Cell Company

Quick on the heels of last week’s Washington Post article discussing the dangers of stem cell therapy, a U.S. federal judge ruled in favour of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in…

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Stem Cells
Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

Dr. David Gamm is a pediatric ophthalmologist investigating how stem cells can be used as a potential treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Dr. Gamm’s research is supported…

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Stem Cells
Exploring the Possibilities of Stem Cell Therapy

With so many exciting possibilities in stem cell and gene therapy on the horizon, how does Fighting Blindness Canada choose which projects to fund? The answer is simple: we fund the best,…

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Ruanne Vent-Schmidt
Spotlight on ARVO 2019 with Ruanne Vent-Schmidt

This is a guest post by Ruanne Vent-Schmidt My name is Ruanne Vent-Schmidt and I am a PhD candidate in Dr. Orson Moritz’s lab. Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is funding Dr. Moritz’s…

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Cycle for Sight Gears Up With Beer Tasting Socials

Cycle for Sight season has kicked off in Toronto! Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) has been hosting Beer Tasting Socials at bike stores across the GTA to encourage people to learn more about…

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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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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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Dave poses with his wife Donna and their two children Michelle and Christine
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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