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    Join hundreds of sighted, low vision and non-sighted riders in cities across the country for the perfect one-day ride in support of vision research.
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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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    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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    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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Breaking News: Six New FFB-Funded Research Projects Announced!

July 26th, 2016 by FFB Canada

We are thrilled to announce the six winning research projects from the Foundation Fighting Blindness annual grant competition! Keep reading to learn how these projects are fueling the development of new treatments for blinding eye diseases and watch this video to learn more about how they were selected. Development of a Drug that Prevents Photoreceptor…

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Meet the Toronto Vision Quest Patient Chair: Patty Gill

July 12th, 2016 by FFB Canada

At the age of 58, Patty Gill was diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As a passionate, life-long painter and illustrator, Patty was terrified that her life as an artist would vanish along with her vision. She also worried about how it might affect her family. “I’ve had AMD for almost 20 years and…

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Exploring a New Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

June 21st, 2016 by FFB Canada

Not too long ago, receiving a diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was devastating. Nothing could be done. Blindness was imminent. Today, there are a variety of sight-saving treatments for the wet form of AMD that can prevent vision loss and even restore some sight. Currently, these “anti-angiogenic” drugs are the only commonly used therapy…

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Ever Dreamed of Being on Stage with Your Favourite Star?

June 21st, 2016 by FFB Canada

Step Inside the Vision Labs of our Research Rockstars Did you know that the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) hosts fascinating interactive events designed to bring you into the world of top vision researchers? If you answered no, you must read on. If you answered yes, you’re probably one of the guests who recently joined us…

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