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Nov 17, 2015

Fighting Blindness Canada-funded researchers have succeeded in producing large amounts of human photoreceptors from stem cells. New findings by Dr. Gilbert Bernier from the University of Montreal fuel our hope in the potential of stem cells to…

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Sean Jmaeff
Nov 9, 2015

People with vision loss are changing how scientists think about their research. This is one of the main reasons why we hold our annual conference: Vision Quest. Yes, Vision Quest is about bringing…

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Omega Three
Oct 22, 2015

We need better treatments for age related macular degeneration (AMD). Currently AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the Western world and studies predict that the number of patients will double…

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Spotlight on Stem Cells
Sep 30, 2015

Over the past few days, there has been much excitement about the latest clinical trial involving stem cells. With headlines boasting a new “stem cell treatment to cure vision loss,” of course…

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Rylynn Vroom
Sep 24, 2015

We are so happy that Rylan Vroom (Access Technology Instructor at Balance for Blind Adults) will be sharing his wealth of technology knowledge and know-how at this year’s Vision Quest. We are…

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Ian MacDonald with Eye Machine
Sep 16, 2015

How can we translate scientific discoveries into new treatments? In Canada, we are fortunate that top thinkers across the country are working on this question. The answer requires contributions from research scientists and medical…

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