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FFB Canada Announces #More2It Awareness Campaign

FFB Canada Announces #More2It Awareness Campaign

April 3rd, 2018 by FFB Canada

For more than four decades, the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) has proudly led the fight in Canada to find cures for inherited retinal diseases and other forms of vision loss. Over the years, we have worked with thousands of families to not only raise funds for critical vision research, but also create a welcoming community…

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Protecting Patients by Encouraging Oversight: Can Civil Lawsuits Help?

Protecting Patients by Encouraging Oversight: Can Civil Lawsuits Help?

April 3rd, 2018 by Guest Contributor

Stem cell treatments have been advertised as miracle cures for many illnesses, including vision loss. But, not all advertised “treatments” have evidence that they will work, and some have proven dangerous. Last year, three patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) were blinded after paying for stem cell injections. As a result, several patients, including those…

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Dedicated FFB Volunteers To Receive Distinguished Ontario Service Award

Dedicated FFB Volunteers To Receive Distinguished Ontario Service Award

April 2nd, 2018 by FFB Canada

The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization. This year we would like to congratulate a few of the dedicated volunteers who have given of their time to many of our events in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. This spring, each of these outstanding…

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The Difference Between Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy [Facebook Live] (Video)

The Difference Between Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy [Facebook Live] (Video)

March 28th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Watch our Facebook Live session, from Friday, March 23, where we were joined online by special guest, Dr. Jill Dolgin from the gene therapy company, AGTC. Dr. Mary Sunderland also talked about the difference between gene therapy and stem cell therapy. News stories that Dr. Sunderland references in the above video: Everything You Need to…

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Stem cell therapy for vision loss: Will it work for you?

Stem cell therapy for vision loss: Will it work for you?

March 23rd, 2018 by Dr. Mary Sunderland

In 2015, after a flurry of stem cell developments were profiled in the media, I wrote this story to help answer one of the most popular questions that we receive about stem cell therapies for blindness and sight loss: will they work for you and for your eye disease? On March 19, 2018, the results…

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Experimental Stem Cell Treatment for Macular Degeneration Restores Vision

Experimental Stem Cell Treatment for Macular Degeneration Restores Vision

March 21st, 2018 by FFB Canada

Stem cells are making headlines again! This is good news, especially for those living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common blinding eye disease in people over the age of 50. Macular degeneration accounts for almost 50 percent of all visual impairment in the developed world and affects more than a million Canadians. The…

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Lombardi Family Reaches More than $250,000 in Funds Raised

Lombardi Family Reaches More than $250,000 in Funds Raised

March 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, Vince Lombardi and his family hosted the 17th Annual Light the Darkness Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). “It seems that every year this event becomes more and more popular,” says Lombardi, who welcomed over 450 guests to the Montecassino Banquet and Event Centre…

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Top Tech Tips from a Low Vision Specialist [Facebook Live] (Video)

Top Tech Tips from a Low Vision Specialist [Facebook Live] (Video)

March 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

On Friday, February 23rd at 12 pm (EST) the Foundation Fighting Blindness visited Dr. Ana Juricic, the Low Vision Doctor, to get her advice on low vision aids and technology. Watch the video below to learn more about exciting advancements and new technologies that could assist people living with vision loss. CLICK HERE to view more…

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