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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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“Adapt to What You Have and Never Give Up.”

“Adapt to What You Have and Never Give Up.”

February 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Being young and being philanthropic don’t often go together, and for good reasons. Young people, especially those between 17 and 30, face challenges that are both daunting and unprecedented: tuition fees are inflated, job markets are increasingly constrained, and home ownership is often beyond reach. These challenges are heightened for those living with vision loss…

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Vitamins, Vitality, and Vision Loss

Vitamins, Vitality, and Vision Loss

February 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

“Eat your carrots!” is a refrain that conjures nostalgia—and sometimes dread—for many of us. But it looks like parents around the world were on to something. Carrots won’t give you the eyesight of a superhero, but they contain enough beta-carotene to contribute to healthier eyes. Beta-carotene is used by the body to produce vitamin A,…

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Everything You Need to Know About FFB Canada’s Patient Registry

Everything You Need to Know About FFB Canada’s Patient Registry

February 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Fill out the online form on our Patient Registry page to learn more about how you can enroll. Click here to download a printable version of this article/fact sheet: PDF/Word. The Patient Registry is a secure medical database that was designed to connect people living with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) to clinical trials, to improve…

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