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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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    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

Are You Living with Diabetes-Related Vision Loss?

August 17th, 2017 by FFB Canada

Have you developed eye problems as a result of diabetes? The Foundation Fighting Blindness is conducting research into the experiences of patients living with diabetes-related vision loss. If you live in Canada and have both diabetes and vision loss, we want to hear your story. If you’re willing to share your experiences in a short…

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CRISPR: The World’s Preeminent Gene Editing Technology

August 11th, 2017 by Dr. Chad Andrews

If you’ve been paying attention to developments in gene science over the last several years, you’ve undoubtedly come across the strange-sounding acronym “CRISPR” (pronounced cris-per). It may sound like a breakfast cereal, but it’s revolutionizing the way scientists interact with genetic code. The acronym stands for “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats,” which for the…

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Five Most Frequently-Asked Vision Science Questions

July 31st, 2017 by FFB Canada

Summer brings sunshine, but also more time for thinking and reading.  At the FFB, we took this opportunity to answer some of your most frequently asked questions about vision research and emerging treatments. We hope you enjoy this summer reading material– keep sending in your questions! 1) When can I expect a cure for my…

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Gene Therapy Improves Vision in Landmark Clinical Trial

July 14th, 2017 by Dr. Mary Sunderland

Yesterday, a landmark publication in The Lancet, a prestigious journal, showed that gene therapy can improve vision in people living with a rare blinding eye disease. The study examined the effects of an experimental gene therapy – voretigene neparvovec – to treat an inherited blinding eye disease caused by mutations in the RPE65 gene. RPE65…

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