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This story is designed to help you find an answer to the question: will a stem cell therapy work for me? To get an answer, we suggest that you pay attention to three…Read More
Clinical Updates and Access for Canadian Patients Now that gene therapy is a reality, there is tremendous growth in the world of gene therapies for blinding eye diseases! What is a gene…Read More
What is a retinal prosthesis? A retinal prosthesis is a non-living electronic substitute for the retina. Popular and brand names for retinal prostheses are the Bionic Eye and the Argus II. The…Read More
What is the purpose of transplanting retinal cells? The goal of transplant therapies is to save and restore vision by replacing damaged cells in the retina with new, healthy cells. Currently researchers…Read More
How to Protect Your Eyes from Dangerous Charlatans As the race to restore sight speeds up, there are some unfortunate side effects, including direct-to-consumer marketing by dangerous, unapproved stem cell clinics. Experts…Read More
What is the Patient Registry? The Patient Registry is a secure medical database that was designed to connect people living with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, Usher…Read More
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A Message from the President and CEO For 45 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has raised and directed critical funding into sight-saving research for blinding eye diseases. From our earliest days as…Read More
This year, participants in Cycle for Sight events across the country set off on exciting routes through farmland, fields, and country lanes. As with any adventure, our cyclists occasionally came across the…Read More
Alongside our partners at the Canadian Retina Society, the Canadian Council of the Blind, and Novartis, we’re raising awareness about the signs and symptoms of age-related macular degeneration. Check out our PSA,…Read More
This month, the Inherited Retinal Dystrophies Consortium Operating for the Under-Represented for Novel Therapies and Services (IRD COUNTS) released a landmark study highlighting the personal costs of living with an inherited retinal…Read More
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