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Dr. Mike Sapieha Wins Prestigious Cogan Award

Did you know that obesity is the second most important environmental risk factor for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? At Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC), we are very proud to be funding Dr….

Funding Results

Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is the largest charitable funder of vision research in Canada. On this page, you will find information on grants FBC has awarded since 2015. For more information about…

Research News

June 2022 Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) gene therapy clinical trial update A phase 1 gene therapy trial for Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) was found to be safe but did not…

Your Gut’s Influence on the Development of Blinding Eye Diseases

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…

From Bench to Bedside and Back Again: ARVO Comes to Canada

The phrase “from the bench to the bedside” is often used to describe the path to new medical treatments, beginning with a discovery at the laboratory “bench” and finishing when patients can…

Scientific Advisory Board

Comprised of internationally renowned vision research scientists, Fighting Blindness Canada’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) reviews every funding proposal and research application submitted to the FBC to ensure they meet the highest standards…

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