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Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Research Grant Competition

Fighting Blindness Canada is starting the new year with an exciting research announcement! We are pleased to share that we will be funding 8 new and innovative vision research awards from our…

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Screens Off for Sight

The last 24 months have not only challenged our mental health, but our vision health as well. It is difficult to imagine life without digital screens, especially as we continue to navigate…

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What’s new in clinical trials in 2022? A Q&A with retinal specialists Dr. Héon and Dr. Koenekoop

As we start a new year we asked Drs. Elise Héon and Robert Koenekoop to share their insight on what treatment advances we may see for inherited retinal diseases in 2022. Dr….

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Fight the leading cause of working age blindness … diabetes

In Canada, someone is diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes. A diabetes diagnosis holds many implications for a person: it impacts a person’s blood sugar levels, their diet, and their daily activities….

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BREAKING NEWS … Canadians one step closer to Luxturna Gene Therapy Access

Fighting Blindness Canada is excited to announce that Canadians are one step closer to being able to access voretigene neparvovec (Luxturna), the first gene therapy for an inherited retinal disease. As of…

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Developing a stem cell therapy to restore sight

Fighting Blindness Canada is pleased to announce that the team of Dr. David Gamm (University of Wisconsin) and Dr. William Beltran (University of Pennsylvania) have been awarded $725,000 to continue their ground-breaking…

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