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    Vision Quest 2016: Discover Your Path
    Discover your answers and take charge of your future vision care path at Vision Quest, our annual educational series that connects you to Canada’s top clinicians, innovative vision researchers and each other.
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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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  • You Give Owen Hope
    “Your donations let me be a kid and look forward to my future.”
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    “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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FFB News

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Deloitte Impact Day At The FFB

October 13th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Every year Deloitte commits to investing in the community by providing a helping hand to numerous non-profit organizations. They call this year-round celebration ‘Impact Day’. On this day many Deloitte members deliver lessons on business ethics, host skills-building workshops, and offer skills-development programs. We are immensely grateful to Derek for once again bringing a team…

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Everything You Need To Know About Clinical Trials

October 11th, 2016 by FFB Canada

What is a clinical trial? Clinical trials are experiments that test whether a new intervention, such as a drug or surgery, will work in people. The main goal of clinical trials is to determine if the new intervention is safe and effective. Why use the word intervention instead of treatment? When talking about clinical trials,…

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How Long Does It Take to Develop a New Therapy for a Blinding Eye Disease?

October 11th, 2016 by Dr. Mary Sunderland

This is a tough question to answer, but one thing is for certain: you are bound to get a different answer, depending on who you ask. This question – and the answers to it – are at the core of what we are trying to do here at the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). The FFB’s…

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Photo: Dr. Sarah McFarlane explains her research to a group of Foundation Fighting Blindness supporters in her lab

What Do Zebrafish Have To Do With Curing Blindness?

September 22nd, 2016 by FFB Canada

According to Dr. Sarah McFarlane, zebrafish hold important clues to restoring sight. These tiny, transparent, iridescent creatures provide Dr. McFarlane with a window into eye development, eye disease, and ultimately, to new treatments. In the blinding eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), vision loss occurs when cells in the eye begin to die. This process…

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