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Jan 12, 2021

Over a decade ago, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections emerged as an effective treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME), the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults in North America. To…

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Jan 12, 2021

A healthy diet is important for overall health. Your eyes, like the rest of your body, may also benefit if you eat well. Below, we discuss healthy eating and vitamins in relation…

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Dec 4, 2020

In early 2020, Fighting Blindness Canada was pleased to announce a new research award for Dr. Vincent Tropepe (University of Toronto) to study the genetic basis of Usher syndrome, the most common…

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Dec 4, 2020

Another hurdle in the process to bring the gene therapy Luxturna to Canadians has been cleared! In the last few weeks, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) and…

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Dec 4, 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 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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