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Dec 5, 2023

A look back at our top 10 stories of 2023!

Funding innovative vision research is at the heart of Fighting Blindness Canada. Throughout the year, we’ve shared articles and publications showcasing the amazing research and advocacy work taking place within the community and across the vision sector.

From ground-breaking work of vision scientists, to urging access to treatments and care, sharing community stories, and more – here are the top 10 stories that captured your attention…

1. A NEW APPROACH TO VISION RESTORATION FOR INHERITED RETINAL DISEASES

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2. CANADIANS NOW HAVE ACCESS TO LUXTURNA!

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3. 2023 INHERITED RETINAL DISEASE RESEARCH UPDATES

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4. ADVANCES IN STEM CELL THERAPY MADE BY FBC-FUNDED RESEARCHER

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5. CLINICAL TRIAL LAUNCHED TO TEST FIRST OF ITS KIND DRUG FOR AMD AND DME

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6. RE-ACTIVATING LIGHT SENSING CIRCUITS IN THE RETINA TO RESTORE SIGHT

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7. $1.67 MILLION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE RESEARCH INTO RETINAL DEGENERATION

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8. FACT OR FICTION? TEST YOUR EYE HEALTH KNOWLEDGE!

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9. USING GENE THERAPY TO TREAT GENETIC EYE DISEASE ANIRIDIA

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10. coats disease: Interview with mother and author JO-ANNE LONGTIN RAMES


THANK YOU FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE 2023!

As 2023 comes to a close, we want to thank you for your continued support. From promising new research, to sharing valuable health information, inspiring community stories, and more, 2023 has been an unforgettable year. The entire Fighting Blindness community has helped us move innovative sight-saving research forward, bringing hope to more than 1.2 million Canadians living with vision loss, and for this we are truly grateful.


We value your feedback. If you have any feedback you would like to share on future vision research topics or vision loss advocacy and community stories you would like to learn more about, please mail us at info@fightingblindness.ca

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