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Top 10 Science-y Summer Tips

June 29th, 2017 by FFB Canada

So far this year, the pace of vision research has been sizzling! To celebrate the arrival of sizzling weather, we asked the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) staff to share their favourite FFB science stories from the archives. Kick back, relax, and enjoy our top 10 list of vision health tips, science stories, and sight-saving science…

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Top 10: Vision Quest 2016

December 14th, 2016 by FFB Canada

“Discover Your Path” was the theme of the FFB’s Vision Quest educational events in 2016. We visited four Canadian cities, hosted seven different events, and got to meet more than 750 attendees, clinicians, scientists, exhibitors and volunteers! We were also thrilled to live- broadcast our Toronto session about clinical trials, which has been viewed more…

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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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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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Will You Develop Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration? Your MicroRNA May Hold The Answer

April 5th, 2016 by Dr. Mary Sunderland

Caption: FFB-funded scientist, Dr. Mike Sapieha (7th from the left) along with his laboratory group at the Hôpital Maisonneuve Rosemont. Will you develop the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? Right now, doctors don’t have a way to answer this question. Thanks to a new discovery by Foundation Fighting Blindness-funded researchers, a predictive test…

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A New View of Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Starving Eye Cells Contribute To Loss Of Vision In Seniors

March 14th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Story guest authored by Derek Waldner with contributions by Dr. Mary Sunderland. Derek is a neuroscience graduate student at the University of Calgary and a knowledge translation intern at the FFB. Even though age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 50, we still don’t understand the cause of…

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Harnessing Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Fight AMD

October 22nd, 2015 by FFB Canada

We need better treatments for age related macular degeneration (AMD). Currently AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the Western world and studies predict that the number of patients will double over the next 15 years, as the baby boomer population ages. While the treatment of AMD was revolutionized by the advent of anti-VEGF…

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Discovery Paves Road for New Treatments to Prevent Blindness in Babies

September 17th, 2014 by FFB Canada

Babies born with Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), one of the most common causes of vision loss in children, stand to benefit from an exciting discovery made possible, in part, by the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The discovery was published on September 14, 2014 in the prestigious medical journal, Nature Medicine. The study’s lead author, Dr. Jean-Sébastien…

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