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Announcing the 2022 clinician-scientist Emerging Leader Awards!

Fighting Blindness Canada’s (FBC’s) Clinician Scientist Emerging Leader Awards (CSELA) were launched in 2017 to build the pipeline of ophthalmologists and optometrists who also do research. Clinician-scientists help translate laboratory research into…

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Wait Continues for Sight-Saving Gene Therapy

Despite being approved by Health Canada in October 2020, more than 40 families across the country continue to wait for a decision on public funding of Luxturna, a sight-saving gene therapy. Luxturna…

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Longtime FBC Volunteer Carol Lithwick Honoured As Vision CHampion

A dedicated Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) volunteer for over two decades, Carol Lithwick has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Vision Champion Award. The recognition, handed out by the Canadian…

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Looking for Government Leadership in Eye Health

The Government of Canada must keep its long-overdue promise and develop a Vision Health Plan for Canada. In 2003, the Canadian government made a commitment for the first time to the World…

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Building Brighter Careers in Vision Research: Dr. Brian Ballios

Innovative research into stem cell therapy made possible by Fighting Blindness Canada funding Thanks to the commitment and generosity of Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) donors, we’re able to support some of the…

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recap from arvo: tHE LATEST IN VISION RESEARCH

In May, FBC attended the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado for five days of learning and discussing with leaders in vision research. Here are…

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