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Laboratory Researchers
Jan 16, 2014

The first human trial of a gene therapy for choroideremia has announced preliminary results on six people: two of these patients have experienced significant improvements in vision. The findings were published in…

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Laboratory Researchers
Jan 16, 2014

1. Can you share with us what retinal eye disease you have and when you were diagnosed? The retinal disease I have is called Stargardt’s. It is when one has no central…

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Laboratory Researchers
Jan 15, 2014

Can you share with us what retinal eye disease you have and when you were diagnosed? Retinitis Pigmentosa – 5 years old Did vision loss have any impact on your education choices?…

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Laboratory Researchers
Nov 30, 2013

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

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

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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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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Group of speakers from Vancouver Vision Quest 2019
Aug 14, 2019

In this panel discussion from Vision Quest Vancouver on April 27, 2019, experts from around the world introduced the new era of gene therapy and discussed what this means for the future…

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Bicycle tires lined up
Aug 12, 2019

Cycle for Sight is one of Fighting Blindness Canada’s (FBC’s) most beloved fundraising events, and it’s not difficult to know why: sunny skies, challenging routes, and a focus on fun make it…

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Young girl wearing eSight glasses holding cards in her hand playing with a man
Aug 6, 2019

Fighting Blindness Canada is giving away a fully calibrated eSight device to celebrate Vision Quest! eSight is a revolutionary pair of electronic glasses which enhance sight for low-vision users. Developed in Canada,…

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