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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
FBC-funded scientist Dr. Mike Sapieha is an associate professor at the University of Montreal. This year, he was the recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Cogan Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher under the…Read More
This is a guest post written by Ramya Amuthan, who attended FBC’s Young Leader Summit in Vancouver. To learn more about the Young Leaders Program and upcoming Summits in Toronto and Halifax,…Read More
Each year, Cycle for Sight brings together members of the Fighting Blindness Canada community for the perfect one-day ride. From its roots as a “ride-along” part of Ride for Sight, Cycle for…Read More
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