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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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  • 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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The Foundation Fighting Blindness leads the fight against blindness by advancing retinal disease research, education and public awareness.

FFB News

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Breaking Research News: Your Gut Influences the Development of Blinding Eye Diseases

December 7th, 2016 by FFB Canada

A game-changing study by FFB-funded scientist, Dr. Przemyslaw (Mike) Sapieha, uncovered that bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop the blinding eye disease, wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50, affecting more than 10…

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Top 10 Discoveries Driving the Race to Restore Sight in 2016

November 30th, 2016 by FFB Canada

At the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) we are motivated by a singular goal: develop new treatments for blindness and vision loss. This goal fuels all of the research that we fund. Today, we know more about blinding eye diseases than ever before. This knowledge is power because it shows us where to direct our resources…

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New Gene-editing Tool Restores Partial Vision in Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa

November 18th, 2016 by Dr. Mary Sunderland

At the beginning of 2016, I predicted CRISPR would be one of the key areas to follow throughout the year. I was right! This week delivered another CRISPR-fueled breakthrough that is making headlines. Scientists have created a new gene-editing tool that can be used in conjunction with CRISPR to edit adult cells in live animals…

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Watch Our Facebook Live Videos From The Vision Quest Toronto Retinal Disease Session

November 8th, 2016 by FFB Canada

On November 4, 2016, we presented our Vision Quest educational session on retinal diseases to a live audience in Toronto. A panel of Canada’s top vision researchers discussed the latest advancements in gene therapy and stem cell science, and answered questions from our guests. We also broadcast the session online to our Facebook community with…

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