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    Let's Bring the Fight!
    You can help us pack a punch in 2017 and we can work together to knock out vision loss for good!

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    An Emerging Leader
    "It is enormously exciting to be in a research field that has the potential to make tremendous improvements in a patient’s quality of life.” - Dr. Brian Ballios


Let's Bring the Fight!

This year, our donors and supporters have helped FFB-funded researchers lead the fight against blindness and vision loss. But as we approach the end of 2017, we still need your help to ensure that all of the crucial vision research that we’ve committed to support will receive funding.

You can help us pack a punch this fall by making a gift of $25, $50, $100 or any amount you can, so that we can work together to knock out vision loss for good.

Your gift will give hope to those who are losing their sight. It will truly mean so much to so many.

Let’s Bring the Fight and make cures a reality!


Not only will your gift make it possible for us to continue to fund research into the causes and treatments for vision loss, but an anonymous donor will also generously match your investment dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $20,000.

Understanding the Retina: AMD and Exploratory Science

December 1st, 2017 by

In medicine, innovative treatments don’t emerge out of thin air; they are the result of a series of advancements in our understanding of how genes, molecules, and cells interact. The human eye is no stranger to this rule. In fact, there is still much we don’t understand about the genetic and cellular foundations of sight….

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2018 National Young Leaders Summit: Register Now!

November 28th, 2017 by

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is thrilled to announce details for next year’s National Young Leaders Summit. The event will take place in Toronto on the evening of Friday, March 9 and during the day on Saturday, March 10, 2018. We are partnering with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind to hold the Summit at their Community Hub at…

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Give the Gift of Sight

November 27th, 2017 by

When my son Bennett was born, he was a beautiful, healthy baby boy. My husband and I couldn’t have been happier. But 10 weeks later, we got shocking news that knocked us off our feet – our little boy had a rare eye disease called juvenile retinoschisis and there was no cure. What we learned…

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The Value of iPSCs for Stem Cell Therapy

November 22nd, 2017 by

Stem cell therapy has emerged as one of the most promising approaches in the fight to end blindness, and Dr. Gilbert Bernier’s research has played an enormous role in pushing the field forward. By developing new techniques to turn induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) into sheets of cone photoreceptors, Dr. Bernier and his team are…

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