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Laboratory Researchers
Nov 30, 2013
Youth Space Spotlight: Cathy

1. Can you share with us what retinal eye disease you have and when you were diagnosed? When I was 15, I was diagnosed with cataracts. I woke up one morning with…

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Laboratory Researchers
Nov 8, 2013
Eyelea Approved to Treat Wet AMD in Canada

An additional treatment option for people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will soon be available in Canada. Health Canada has just approved Eyelea, a drug made and marketed by Bayer Inc….

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Laboratory Researchers
Oct 9, 2013
Ocular Gene Therapy Centre Established at U of A

A $5 million grant from Alberta’s provincial health funder is establishing a Canadian Centre of Excellence for ocular gene therapy research. Drs. Ian MacDonald and Tania Bubela at the University of Alberta…

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Laboratory Researchers
May 27, 2013
Valproic Acid: The Perils of Using Drugs Off-Label

Almost three years ago, scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School reported on a preliminary clinical trial of the epilepsy drug, valproic acid, as potential treatment for autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa…

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Laboratory Researchers
May 6, 2013
The Genetics of Choroideremia

Dr. Ian MacDonald and his team at the University of Alberta are internationally recognized experts in the study of choroideremia, a rare blinding disease that typically affects young men beginning in adolescence….

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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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