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    Restore Vision 20/20: Announcing our biggest research initiative ever!
    This year, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is launching the Restore Vision 20/20 initiative: a bold and ambitious plan to support researchers who are ready to transform their discoveries into sight-restorative therapies.
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    Barbara Embodies the Fight Against Blindness
    Barbara Milner is both deaf and blind. At 58 years old, she has lived her entire life with a condition called Usher syndrome—a rare genetic disorder that leads to acute hearing and vision loss. Those who live with the disease must often confront isolation, loneliness, and profound social barriers. Barbara has confronted these challenges with boundless vigour and determination, leaving those around her inspired.
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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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    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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    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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The Foundation Fighting Blindness leads the fight against blindness by advancing retinal disease research, education and public awareness.

FFB News

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Let’s Talk Research With Dr. Mary Sunderland [April 2017 Facebook Live](VIDEO)

April 12th, 2017 by FFB Canada

On the first Tuesday of every month, the Foundation Fighting Blindness sends out our e-newsletter featuring the latest and most exciting research breakthroughs. Soon after each e-newsletter, our very own Director of Research and Education, Dr. Mary Sunderland, takes to our Facebook page to do a live broadcast discussion of the articles featured in the…

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Barbara Milner with her intervener Cathy

Barbara Embodies the Fight Against Blindness

April 12th, 2017 by FFB Canada

Barbara Milner is both deaf and blind. At 58 years old, she has lived her entire life with a condition called Usher syndrome—a rare genetic disorder that leads to acute hearing and vision loss. Those who live with the disease must often confront isolation, loneliness, and profound social barriers. As we at the Foundation Fighting…

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World’s First Experimental Therapy Involving Reprogrammed Donor Stem Cells Aims to Treat Macular Degeneration

April 4th, 2017 by FFB Canada

Stem cells are frequently in the news. At the FFB, we love reading about stem cell discoveries, but high-frequency reporting can make it challenging to identify truly significant breakthroughs, such as the one from last week: “Japanese man is the first to receive ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells from another person.” The story, published in a prestigious…

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Halting Cell Death to Save Vision

April 3rd, 2017 by FFB Canada

It is a fundamental principle in biology: eventually, everything dies. Dr. Philippe Monnier is no stranger to the principle. He confronts it within his lab on a regular basis. But while he and his team recognize the inevitability of death, they are also committed to pushing back against its early onset, particularly in relation to…

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