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A 30-year Partnership In Advancing The Science Of Vision

April 4th, 2016 by FFB Canada

…hopes that they will enable gene therapies for other retinal degenerative diseases, such as Stargardt disease. “This represents the culmination of an incredible amount of research,” says Orson Moritz, an…


Valproic Acid as a Treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa

May 7th, 2014 by FFB Canada

…others. Dr. Orson Moritz, a researcher at the University of British Columbia has been exploring this question with funding from the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Dr. Moritz tested valproic acid treatment…


Spotlight on ARVO 2019 with Ruanne Vent-Schmidt

March 26th, 2019 by FFB Canada

This is a guest post by Ruanne Vent-Schmidt My name is Ruanne Vent-Schmidt and I am a PhD candidate in Dr. Orson Moritz’s lab. The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) is…


Valproic Acid: The Perils of Using Drugs Off-Label

May 27th, 2013 by FFB Canada

…further damage.” Different genetic types of retinitis pigmentosa damage a person’s vision in different ways. Several scientists – including a Foundation-funded scientist, Dr. Orson Moritz – have began to produce…