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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.
    Learn more

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    Rallying Together To Treat Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP): Salvina’s Story
    Five-year-old Salvina lives with reitinitis pigmentosa. Instead of taking her diagnosis lying down, her family decided to do something. Since then they've raised thousands of dollars to accelerate blindness research and bring us closer to treatments and cures.
    Read Salvina's Story

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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.
    Read Barbara's story

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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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  • 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.
    Read the full story

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 Technology With Dr. Mary Sunderland [September 2017 Facebook Live](VIDEO)

September 19th, 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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2017 National Young Leaders Summit: Save the Date!

September 15th, 2017 by Dr. Chad Andrews

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is thrilled to announce that this year’s National Young Leaders Summit will take place on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 of 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. The event will be co-chaired by two incredible Young Leaders, Shaini Saravanamuthu and Jack McCormick. This will be an exciting weekend focused on networking,…

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Could Artificial Intelligence Revolutionize the Treatment of Eye Diseases?

September 5th, 2017 by Dr. Chad Andrews

Artificial intelligence is in the news more frequently than ever, but it’s not typically associated with vision research. That may not be the case for long: incredible progress is being made in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to the detection and prognosis of eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy….

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Assistive Technology and Living with Retinal Disorders

August 31st, 2017 by FFB Canada

Written and submitted by Gerry Chevalier. Living with vision loss caused by retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa or macular degeneration can make everyday tasks seem daunting. How do we continue to enjoy reading books, magazines, and newspapers? How do we confidently walk about the neighbourhood without the fear of becoming lost? How do we…

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