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Stem Cells
Stem Cell Therapy for Vision Loss

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…

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Child Eyes
Gene Therapies for Blinding Eye Diseases

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…

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Argus II
The Bionic Eye

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…

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Neuron Connecting
Stem Cell Transplantation as a Therapy for Vision Loss

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…

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Stem Cells
Stem Cell Tourism

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…

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Patient Registry
Patient Registry for Inherited Retinal Diseases

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…

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Apr 25, 2019
From Foundation to Fighter

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…

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May 15, 2019
Patient Study: LCA-10 And USH2

We are letting our community know about a patient experience study being conducted by Medicys Ltd., a medical research company that is looking for people with a confirmed diagnosis of Usher syndrome…

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May 14, 2019
Upcoming Event: Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Vision Health of Older People

On May 28, 2019, Dr. Chad Andrews, Senior Manager of Research and Education at Fighting Blindness Canada, will be taking part in Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Vision of Older People, an interdisciplinary…

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