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Nov 16, 2020

Join us this December for ‘Songs for Sight’ a virtual music concert in support of Fighting Blindness Canada’s (FBC) mission to advance sight-saving research. When: Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 8 p.m….

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Nov 2, 2020

Introduction My name is Marlene Cust. I am a senior citizen, and legally blind due to retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration. In my writing, I want to acknowledge both the challenges…

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Nov 2, 2020

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. Over time, diabetes can damage your eyes and cause different eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, glaucoma, and cataracts…

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Nov 2, 2020

On October 16-18 Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) held its first virtual Young Leaders summit! The summit is part of FBC’s Young Leaders Program – a career-oriented initiative that provides young people aged…

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Oct 30, 2020

This year, our highly anticipated annual Comic Vision and Last Call comedy fundraising events joined to bring a new virtual comedy night experience, ‘Comedy from the Couch’ that took place on Saturday,…

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Oct 15, 2020

On October 14, 2020, Health Canada announced their approval of the first targeted gene-therapy treatment voretigene neparvovec (Brand name: Luxturna) for an inherited retinal disease (IRD). This announcement is the first targeted…

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