Posts By: FFB Canada

How Can the FFB Help to Improve Your Vision Health Journey?

May 25th, 2017 by FFB Canada

What is it like to live with a blinding eye disease in Canada? Do you have access to the vision care resources that you need? How can the FFB help to improve your vision health journey? These are the questions that motivate the FFB’s Vision Care Pathways project, an initiative that aims to help you…

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Announcing AMI-audio Show Podcasts

May 24th, 2017 by FFB Canada

AMI-audio creates diverse and inclusive content focused on the blind and low vision community. Through its two daily live programs, Live from Studio 5 and Kelly and Company, AMI-audio covers a variety of news, information and community happenings in the blind and low vision community across Canada. Live from Studio 5 airs weekday mornings at…

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On The Road: Advancing Vision Health Policy in Ottawa

May 16th, 2017 by FFB Canada

Earlier this month, I went to Ottawa to represent the Foundation Fighting Blindness in a vision health forum on Parliament Hill. Actually, let me backpedal for a second to introduce myself: I’m Dr. Chad Andrews, the new Research & Education Officer at the FFB. I’ve been with the Foundation since late February. A big part…

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Let’s Talk Research with Dr. Mary Sunderland & Dr. Brian Ballios (Video)

May 15th, 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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Relay Rowing Team Races to Canada Day Celebrations

May 8th, 2017 by FFB Canada

Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at 15, Jean-Christophe learned sculling, an accessible low-impact sport that would keep him active as his vision deteriorated into adulthood. Despite his diagnosis, Jean-Christophe takes buses and walks the streets of Toronto where he now lives and serves as a Director of the Ontario Adventure Rowing Association. Jean-Christophe is an unrelenting…

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Clinician-Scientist Emerging Leader Award: Dr. Brian Ballios

May 2nd, 2017 by FFB Canada

Dr. Brian Ballios has restored vision in mice, but he is not stopping there. He is on a mission to develop stem cell therapies for people living with blindness and has a plan to get there. Dr. Ballios and other clinician-scientists are essential players in the translation of pre-clinical vision research into clinical trials and…

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Are you living with Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)?

April 27th, 2017 by FFB Canada

Have you developed eye problems as a result of diabetes? The Foundation Fighting Blindness is conducting online research into the experiences of patients living with diabetic macular edema (DME), characterized by blurred vision due to swelling at the back of the eye. If you have DME and live in Canada, we encourage you to send…

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CRISPR Breakthrough: Restoring Vision by Reprogramming Cells

April 25th, 2017 by FFB Canada

The eye’s photoreceptor cells are essential for vision because of their unique ability to convert light into visual signals. The loss of photoreceptors is at the root of many blinding eye diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa (RP), age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and Stargardt Disease – to name just a few. Restoring photoreceptors therefore has tremendous therapeutic…

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Let’s Talk Research With Dr. Mary Sunderland [April 2017 Facebook Live](VIDEO)

April 12th, 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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