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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!

Donate

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.

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Top 10 Things We Learned at Vision Quest 2017

November 7th, 2017 by

Vision Quest is the FFB’s educational program series that brings trusted information about emerging sight-saving treatments to people living with vision loss. This year, Vision Quest brought together more than 860 people at 9 different events across Canada. The entire FFB staff participates in Vision Quest because it gives us the opportunity to learn directly…

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Announcing our Year-End Campaign: Let’s Bring the Fight

November 7th, 2017 by

This year, our donors and supporters have helped FFB-funded researchers lead the fight against blindness and vision loss. 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. So, we are launching our Let’s Bring the Fight…

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Clinician-Scientist Emerging Leader Award: Dr. Brian Ballios

November 1st, 2017 by

UPDATE: With Dr. Brian Ballios launching our Let’s Bring the Fight campaign, we wanted to re-publish this post about him being our inaugural recipient of the Foundation Fighting Blindness Clinician-Scientist Emerging Leader Award. Dr. Brian Ballios has restored vision in mice, but he is not stopping there. He is on a mission to develop stem…

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New Master Control Gene Provides Key Insights into Restoring Vision

October 31st, 2017 by

With support from the FFB community, Dr. Michel Cayouette’s research is advancing the field of stem cell therapy in extraordinary ways; it is doing so by illuminating how stem cells are produced, how they turn into other cells, and the role they play in the overall biology of the human eye. Dr. Cayouette’s ultimate goal?…

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