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A new approach to vision restoration for inherited retinal diseases

Dr Michel Cayouette’s team (University of Montreal) has found a way to reactivate cells in the retina and turn them into light-sensing cells, potentially replacing those lost in retinal degeneration. This work,…

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Cocktails and Comedy in Support of Sight-Saving Research

This year, Fighting Blindness Canada’s beloved Comic Vision Toronto fundraising event, fused spirits and side-splitting comedy into an unforgettable evening in support of advancing sight-saving research. Held at the historic Concert Hall…

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As a child, Ron Champion found himself bumping into things when it was dark. After an eye exam, his eye doctor expressed that Ron had better than average vision and had no…

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Jennifer Jones Joins Fighting Blindness Canada as New President and CEO

Tara James, Chair of the Board of Directors of Fighting Blindness Canada, is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Jones as the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective May…

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Clinical Trial Advances for IRD, AMD and glaucoma

From April 23-27, Fighting Blindness Canada attended one of the largest vision research conferences in the world: the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). It was illuminating to learn about…

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Matthew’s Story and The Value of Planned Giving

Matthew is at least the fourth generation in his family to be affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a rare genetic eye disease that over time makes cells in the retina break down,…

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