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“Gene Therapy Has Arrived!”

Canada’s first ocular gene therapy clinical trial was led by Dr. Ian MacDonald. The FBC was proud to be one of the funders who made this trial possible – as Dr. MacDonald…

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Sharon Colle Presented with Award

Sharon Colle, retired President & CEO of FBC, was presented with the Sharon Colle Partnership Award on January 14, 2019 by FBC’s Board of Directors. Thanks to many donors and friends, $190,000…

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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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New Video and Podcast About Accessible Technology

Each year, Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) holds several Vision Quest educational events across the country. Our second Vision Quest of 2018 took place on September 15 in Toronto, Ontario and brought over…

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Watch, Listen & Learn!

Every month we host a Facebook Live, where each session focuses on a variety of things from current research to lab tours, to assistive technology and more. In order to make these…

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Getting an Eye Exam with Optometrist Dr. Kevin Anderson [Facebook Live] (Video)

Watch our Facebook Live session from May 17, 2018, where we visited Shoppes of Angus Glen Optometry and spoke with optometrist Dr. Kevin Anderson. In honour of Vision Health Month, Dr. Anderson…

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Apr 25, 2019

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 23, 2019

In light of a recent article published by the Globe and Mail regarding the potential correlation between Avastin injections and increased glaucoma rates specifically in British Columbia, Fighting Blindness Canada is republishing…

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May 15, 2019

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

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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