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New Year, New Vision Research Investments

FBC is starting the new year with a bang! Thanks to our supporters, we are excited to announce 8 new vision research awards that focus on inherited retinal disease, optogenetics, AMD, glaucoma, corneal disease and more. Read more
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Clinical Trial Q&A with Drs. Heon and Koenekoop

We sat down with two inherited retinal disease specialists to learn what new clinical trials and treatments will be coming to Canada in 2022. Read more
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January Feature Resource

The final View Point webinar of 2021 was an opportunity to answer vision research questions from the audience and to share an interview with two FBC funded stem cell therapy researchers. If you missed it you can still catch up online. Watch now

LATEST IN VISION RESEARCH

Cataract surgery linked to reduced risk of developing dementia

Beovu, a new therapy for age-related macular degeneration, funded for use in two provinces
 
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CURRENT FBC NEWS

Are you up for the challenge? Screens Off for Sight Challenge that is
Give your eyes a break! On March 19, challenge yourself and others to turn off your screens for 24 hours in support of vision research. Learn more.

How FBC is working to make vision health a priority
For 48 years FBC has been raising money to fund ground-breaking vision research. We believe that it’s also crucial that once new treatments are developed they are available and accessible to all Canadians. Working with our vision health partners, and with you our community, we are engaging with government to make vision health a national priority. Learn more about how you can get involved

FBC VIRTUAL EVENT UPDATES

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You can leave a gift in your Will to a charity and still take care of your loved ones. Learn more at fightingblindness.ca/leave-a-legacy or call Doug Smith, Manager of Planned Giving & Donor Relations 1.800.461.3331 ext. 237.

Think Possible debuts on AMI-tv.

Living with a disability can create barriers in day-to-day life. Unfortunately, many are created by well-meaning people who don’t fully understand what it means to live with a disability. Manitoba Possible works to bring down these barriers. Learn more in the AMI documentary, Think Possible, debuting Friday, January 28, at 7 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv. 
If you or someone you know is living with an inherited retinal disease, please join our Patient Registry 
Missed last month's e-newsletter? Visit our December 2021 e-newsletter here
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