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    Surprising Cell Transplantation Discovery Redirects Race to Restore Sight
    Ten years ago, scientists discovered that they could restore some vision to blind mice by cell transplantation. This watershed moment ushered in a golden era of stem cell research focused on treating blindness. Today, a surprising, paradigm-shifting discovery about cell transplantation offers a new explanation about how vision restoration occurs.
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    The Race to Restore Sight (VIDEO)
    At the Foundation Fighting Blindness we are motivated by a singular goal: develop new treatments for blindness and vision loss. Check out our latest video about the most exciting areas of research, and read about our Top 10 Discoveries of 2016.
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  • Photo: Dr. Robert Molday

    Power In Partnerships
    Gene therapy pioneer, Dr. Robert Molday, highlights the FFB's 30-year relationship with the University of British Columbia.
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  • You Give Owen Hope
    “Your donations let me be a kid and look forward to my future.”
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  • Photo: 9-year-old Ava

    “I Want To See Like Other Kids”
    10-year-old Ava is losing her sight but she and her family have found hope in the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
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  • Molly Burke

    Hope & Healing: Molly Burke's Inspiring Journey
    Over one million Canadians are living with retinal eye diseases. Read Molly’s story and join us to restore hope and sight.
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  • Photo: FFB Ambassador, Patty Gill

    Real Life Research Results
    Patty fights back against age-related macular degeneration.
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  • A New Kind Of Vision
    Orly Shamir is the first person in Canada to receive a bionic eye implant. Hear her story and find out more about this groundbreaking clinical trial.
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Photo: AMI's Four Seasons hosts, Christine Ha and Carl Heinrich, stand side by side in a kitchen wearing blue chef's uniforms.

AMI Kicks Off 2017 with Season Four of its Four Senses Cooking Program

January 13th, 2017 by FFB Canada

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is proud to partner with Accessible Media Inc. as part of an initiative to ensure that the Foundation’s content and programming, such as Vision Quest, are made accessible to our shared community. The Foundation and AMI both strongly believe that Canadians living with vision loss should have easy access to meaningful, dynamic media–which is…

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Photo: Microscopic shot of rod and cone cells within the human retina

Innovative Stem Cell Discoveries Demonstrate Long-term Vision Restoration

January 13th, 2017 by FFB Canada

This year is off to an exhilarating start with not just one, but two high-profile scientific papers showing that stem cell transplantation can restore vision in blind mice. Those of you who keep up-to-date with FFB research stories might be wondering: what’s new here? Haven’t scientists already made blind mice see? The short answer is…

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4 Big Predictions for Vision Research in 2017

January 10th, 2017 by Dr. Mary Sunderland

Last year was full of remarkable developments in vision science. Important discoveries in stem cell biology filled in key knowledge gaps, while advancements in gene therapy moved optogenetics from the realm of science fiction to reality (check out our top 10 discoveries from 2016). Here are four key developments to look forward to in 2017….

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Networking With A Vision Impairment

December 20th, 2016 by FFB Canada

In case you missed the second annual Foundation Fighting Blindness Young Leaders Summit, here are the highlights and our favourite (and most useful) networking tips and skills that we learned from each other. The 2016 Summit was focused on networking because networking is increasingly recognized as essential for professional success. Here are some highlights and…

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