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View of downtown Vancouver from the top of the Blue Horizon Hotel in Vancouver. You can see the mountains in the background as well as the ocean.
May 6, 2019
From Bench to Bedside and Back Again: ARVO Comes to Canada

The phrase “from the bench to the bedside” is often used to describe the path to new medical treatments, beginning with a discovery at the laboratory “bench” and finishing when patients can…

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Apr 25, 2019
From Foundation to Fighter

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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Mar 26, 2019
“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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Ruanne Vent-Schmidt
Mar 26, 2019
Spotlight on ARVO 2019 with Ruanne Vent-Schmidt

This is a guest post by Ruanne Vent-Schmidt My name is Ruanne Vent-Schmidt and I am a PhD candidate in Dr. Orson Moritz’s lab. Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is funding Dr. Moritz’s…

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Cycle-for-Sight Cultivation
Mar 26, 2019
Cycle for Sight Gears Up With Beer Tasting Socials

Cycle for Sight season has kicked off in Toronto! Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) has been hosting Beer Tasting Socials at bike stores across the GTA to encourage people to learn more about…

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Feb 19, 2019
Listen to Dr. Chad Andrews on CAT’s Assistive Technologies Podcast, Banter

Our Senior Manager of Research and Education, Dr. Chad Andrews, recently appeared on Banter, a podcast run by Canadian Assistive Technologies. Beginning at 26:30, he discusses the state of FBC-funded stem cell…

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Apr 25, 2019
From Foundation to Fighter

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 15, 2019
Patient Study: LCA-10 And USH2

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
Upcoming Event: Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Vision Health of Older People

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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