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Vision Strategy BC

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CALL ON THE BC GOVERNMENT TO IMPLEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE VISION HEALTH STRATEGY

Over 285,000 British Columbians are currently living with impaired vision or blindness. That number is in the process of doubling over the next 25 years, leading to a national health care cost of $30.3 billion, over $4 billion of which would be BC’s share. We call on the BC Government to implement the following:

  1. A Public Health Campaign for Vision Loss Prevention
  2. Equitable Access to Existing Care
  3. Equitable Access to Emerging Treatments
  4. Research Funding to Advance BC Science into Clinical Trails
  5. Creation of a Genetic Testing Program

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Apr 25, 2019

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 23, 2019

In light of a recent article published by the Globe and Mail regarding the potential correlation between Avastin injections and increased glaucoma rates specifically in British Columbia, Fighting Blindness Canada is republishing…

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May 15, 2019

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

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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