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Balancing Safety and Sight: The Danger of Vision Loss during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the daily patterns of life for everyone, but for some the effect has been more extreme. This is certainly the case for older and more vulnerable Canadians…

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Cycle for Sight Virtual 2020: An Unforgettable Day

Our Cycle for Sight event, held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, was an amazing success! With over 550 participants of all ages joining the active fun from across Canada, the event helped…

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View Point: Bringing Education Online!

View Point: A Virtual Education Series is a new Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) initiative that was developed this spring. In response to the new world of COVID-19 and concern for the safety…

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The Way I See It Blog Series: Insights

INTRODUCTION My name is Marlene Cust. I am a senior citizen, and legally blind due to retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In my writing, I want to acknowledge both…

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FBC researcher deciphering the genetic cause of pigmentary glaucoma 

Dr. Michael Walter is one of this year’s Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) award recipients!  Dr. Walter, a professor and Department of Medical Genetics chair at the University of Alberta, received $216,300 to…

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Hill Family Donates $1 Million to Help Advance Vision Research

It started with hello. When Gilbert and Ardeth made the decision to attend Queen’s University for their Bachelor’s Degrees in the late 1940s, they did not anticipate the ripple in their life…

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