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Dr. Nagy at a recent Vision Quest event

Game-Changing Discovery will “Rapidly Accelerate” the Development of Cell-Based Therapies

November 14th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Today, we are excited to announce a truly transformative discovery that will “rapidly accelerate” the development of cell-based therapies—not just for blinding eye diseases, but for all kinds of regenerative medicine! One of the main hurdles to developing stem cell therapies is ensuring that they are safe. Stem cells hold incredible therapeutic potential because they…

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Dr. Benson speaking at a Vision Quest event

From Identifying Gene Mutations to Developing New Treatments for Inherited Retinal Diseases

November 14th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Clinician-Scientist Emerging Leader Award: Dr. Matthew Benson Dr. Matthew Benson knows that improving our understanding of why blinding eye diseases happen will lay foundations for developing effective new treatments. He is particularly motivated to develop therapies for the many patients he cares for who currently have no treatment options. Indeed, Dr. Benson is so inspired…

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Could Vitamin D Impact the Development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

November 14th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Clinician-Scientist Emerging Leader Award: Dr. Jacob Rullo Dr. Jacob Rullo is studying the connection between vitamin D inside the eye and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the aging population. Although vitamin D is involved with many diseases, it has not been extensively studied in the eye. This is remarkable considering…

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The Patient Registry panel at Vision Quest 2018

New Video and Podcast Detailing the FFB Patient Registry

November 14th, 2018 by FFB Canada

At a recent Vision Quest event in Toronto focused on inherited retinal diseases, four clinician-scientists sat down to discuss the FFB Patient Registry. In the video linked below (also provided in podcast format), Dr. Ian MacDonald, Dr. Elise Héon, Dr. Johane Robitaille, and Vaishnavi Batmanabane answer questions about the FFB’s Patient Registry, genetic testing for…

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