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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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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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Celebre Family Raises Over $13,000 for the FBC

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, family and friends of the Celebre’s came together in support of one very special little boy. Nicholas Celebre was born with Usher syndrome, a condition that causes…

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“Donors give us, and more importantly our daughter, hope.”

Guest-written by Deborah Scott. Our daughter Olivia was 5 years old when she was diagnosed with a blinding eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP). It was difficult for us to comprehend what…

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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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