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Experimental Stem Cell Treatment for Macular Degeneration Restores Vision

Stem cells are making headlines again! This is good news, especially for those living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common blinding eye disease in people over the age of 50….

Four Vision Research and Treatment Trends to Watch in 2018   

With the December 2017 announcement that the world’s first ocular gene therapy had received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there’s no doubt that 2017 was a landmark year…

4 Big Predictions for Vision Research in 2017

Last year was full of remarkable developments in vision science. Important discoveries in stem cell biology filled in key knowledge gaps, while advancements in gene therapy moved optogenetics from the realm of…

Top 10: Vision Quest 2016

“Discover Your Path” was the theme of FBC’s Vision Quest educational events in 2016. We visited four Canadian cities, hosted seven different events, and got to meet more than 750 attendees, clinicians,…

One Step Closer To A “Smart” Stem Cell Therapy

Today, there are no approved stem-cell treatments for blinding eye diseases. Dr. Andras Nagy’s research is trying to solve this problem by developing a safe and “smart” stem-cell therapy. To do this,…

A Sight for Sore Eyes: Using Gene Therapy and Gene Editing to Treat Blindness

Story guest authored by Erik Fraunberger, a neuroscience graduate student at the Alberta Children’s Health Research Institute in Calgary, Alberta. We live in exciting times! With each passing day, we get one step closer…

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