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May 26, 2020

Fighting Blindness Canada wants to hear from you! By filling out our surveys you’re telling policy makers what it’s like to live with vision loss and will help explain why it’s so…

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May 12, 2020

It’s difficult to imagine life without your digital screens, especially at a time when we continue to practice physical distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, with an estimated 1.5 million…

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May 5, 2020

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50, affecting approximately 1.4 million Canadians. There are two kinds of AMD: dry AMD which…

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May 5, 2020

Valproic acid (VA), belongs to a family of drugs called HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) and has been tested as a potential treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) with mixed results. In some clinical trials,…

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May 4, 2020

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

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Apr 27, 2020

May is Vision Health Month! Did you know that three out of four cases of vision loss are preventable—but only if they’re treated early? That’s why Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is partnering…

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