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Fighting Blindness Canada

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Fighting Blindness Canada leads the fight against blindness by advancing retinal disease research, education and public awareness.

Latest Episodes

Dr. Ana Juricic

In addition to being one of the few dedicated low vison optometrists in Canada, Dr. Ana Juricic is an internationally renowned speaker in the field of low vision rehabilitation. Dr. Juricic, also know as Dr. Low Vision, joined us at Vision Quest in Toronto on May 29, 2019 to speak about the ways in which assistive technology can help to maximize a persons remaining vision.

40 MIN2019 JUL 10
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Dr. Ana Juricic

Your Gut Influences Development Of Blinding Eye Diseases Dr. Mike Sapieha

FBC-funded scientist Dr. Mike Sapieha is an associate professor at the University of Montreal. This year, he was the recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Cogan Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher under the age of 45 who has made significant contributions to vision science. His groundbreaking research investigates the role that gut bacteria plays in the development of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This is an account of his presentation at Fighting Blindness Canada’s Vision Quest Conference in Vancouver on April 27, 2019.

27 MIN2019 JUL 10
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Your Gut Influences Development Of Blinding Eye Diseases Dr. Mike Sapieha

VQ Vancouver 2019 Restoring Vision With Stem Cells Dr. David Gamm

Dr. David Gamm receives funding from Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) to support his stem cell research that aims to develop a sight-restorative therapy. Dr. Gamm is funded through FBC’s Restore Vision 20/20 Initiative. He is an Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Gamm spoke about his work on stem cells at the 2019 Vision Quest in Vancouver.

36 MIN2019 JUL 10
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VQ Vancouver 2019 Restoring Vision With Stem Cells Dr. David Gamm

Dr. Deepa Yoganathan

Dr. Deepa Yoganathan is as Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto and is the co-founder of the Toronto Ophthalmological Society. She has a passion for excellence in clinical care that includes education and patient advocacy. Dr. Yoganathan joined us at Vision Quest in Toronto on May 29, 2019, to speak about cutting edge treatments for age-related eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

46 MIN2019 JUL 10
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Dr. Deepa Yoganathan

Vision Quest 2018 T.O. - Panel Discussion: Genetic Testing and the FFB's Patient Registry - Sep. 15

Dr. Ian MacDonald, Dr. Elise Héon, Dr. Johane Robitaille and Vaishnavi Batmanabane discuss the FFB’s patient registry, genetic testing for inherited retinal diseases, associated challenges and opportunities, and more.

53 MIN2018 NOV 6
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Vision Quest 2018 T.O. - Panel Discussion: Genetic Testing and the FFB's Patient Registry - Sep. 15

VQ 2018 Toronto - Sharon Colle And Dr. Ian MacDonald - Vision Quest Toronto IRD Symposium

Sharon Colle, President & CEO speaks about The Foundation Fighting Blindness and Dr. Ian MacDonald discusses research and emerging treatments for Inherited Retinal Diseases.

36 MIN2018 NOV 3
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VQ 2018 Toronto - Sharon Colle And Dr. Ian MacDonald - Vision Quest Toronto IRD Symposium

Vision Quest 2018 Toronto - Accessible Technology - Dr. Ana Juricic - Sept. 15

Dr. Ana Juricic discusses hot topics in accessible technology at our Toronto Inherited Retinal Disease Symposium at the Toronto Reference Library on September 15, 2018.

45 MIN2018 SEP 29
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Vision Quest 2018 Toronto - Accessible Technology - Dr. Ana Juricic - Sept. 15

Vision Quest 2018 Toronto IRD - Young Leaders Program - Past and Present Co-Chairs

http://ffb.ca/get-involved/young-leaders-program/ The past and present co-chairs of the FFB's Young Leaders Summit talk about their experiences at the Summit and why the program is so important to youth affected by vision loss.

16 MIN2018 SEP 29
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Vision Quest 2018 Toronto IRD - Young Leaders Program - Past and Present Co-Chairs

Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 2/2

Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 2/2 by Fighting Blindness Canada

42 MIN2018 JUN 14
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Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 2/2

Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 1/2

Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 1/2 by Fighting Blindness Canada

42 MIN2018 JUN 14
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Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 1/2

Latest Episodes

Dr. Ana Juricic

In addition to being one of the few dedicated low vison optometrists in Canada, Dr. Ana Juricic is an internationally renowned speaker in the field of low vision rehabilitation. Dr. Juricic, also know as Dr. Low Vision, joined us at Vision Quest in Toronto on May 29, 2019 to speak about the ways in which assistive technology can help to maximize a persons remaining vision.

40 MIN2019 JUL 10
Comments
Dr. Ana Juricic

Your Gut Influences Development Of Blinding Eye Diseases Dr. Mike Sapieha

FBC-funded scientist Dr. Mike Sapieha is an associate professor at the University of Montreal. This year, he was the recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Cogan Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher under the age of 45 who has made significant contributions to vision science. His groundbreaking research investigates the role that gut bacteria plays in the development of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This is an account of his presentation at Fighting Blindness Canada’s Vision Quest Conference in Vancouver on April 27, 2019.

27 MIN2019 JUL 10
Comments
Your Gut Influences Development Of Blinding Eye Diseases Dr. Mike Sapieha

VQ Vancouver 2019 Restoring Vision With Stem Cells Dr. David Gamm

Dr. David Gamm receives funding from Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) to support his stem cell research that aims to develop a sight-restorative therapy. Dr. Gamm is funded through FBC’s Restore Vision 20/20 Initiative. He is an Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Gamm spoke about his work on stem cells at the 2019 Vision Quest in Vancouver.

36 MIN2019 JUL 10
Comments
VQ Vancouver 2019 Restoring Vision With Stem Cells Dr. David Gamm

Dr. Deepa Yoganathan

Dr. Deepa Yoganathan is as Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto and is the co-founder of the Toronto Ophthalmological Society. She has a passion for excellence in clinical care that includes education and patient advocacy. Dr. Yoganathan joined us at Vision Quest in Toronto on May 29, 2019, to speak about cutting edge treatments for age-related eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

46 MIN2019 JUL 10
Comments
Dr. Deepa Yoganathan

Vision Quest 2018 T.O. - Panel Discussion: Genetic Testing and the FFB's Patient Registry - Sep. 15

Dr. Ian MacDonald, Dr. Elise Héon, Dr. Johane Robitaille and Vaishnavi Batmanabane discuss the FFB’s patient registry, genetic testing for inherited retinal diseases, associated challenges and opportunities, and more.

53 MIN2018 NOV 6
Comments
Vision Quest 2018 T.O. - Panel Discussion: Genetic Testing and the FFB's Patient Registry - Sep. 15

VQ 2018 Toronto - Sharon Colle And Dr. Ian MacDonald - Vision Quest Toronto IRD Symposium

Sharon Colle, President & CEO speaks about The Foundation Fighting Blindness and Dr. Ian MacDonald discusses research and emerging treatments for Inherited Retinal Diseases.

36 MIN2018 NOV 3
Comments
VQ 2018 Toronto - Sharon Colle And Dr. Ian MacDonald - Vision Quest Toronto IRD Symposium

Vision Quest 2018 Toronto - Accessible Technology - Dr. Ana Juricic - Sept. 15

Dr. Ana Juricic discusses hot topics in accessible technology at our Toronto Inherited Retinal Disease Symposium at the Toronto Reference Library on September 15, 2018.

45 MIN2018 SEP 29
Comments
Vision Quest 2018 Toronto - Accessible Technology - Dr. Ana Juricic - Sept. 15

Vision Quest 2018 Toronto IRD - Young Leaders Program - Past and Present Co-Chairs

http://ffb.ca/get-involved/young-leaders-program/ The past and present co-chairs of the FFB's Young Leaders Summit talk about their experiences at the Summit and why the program is so important to youth affected by vision loss.

16 MIN2018 SEP 29
Comments
Vision Quest 2018 Toronto IRD - Young Leaders Program - Past and Present Co-Chairs

Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 2/2

Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 2/2 by Fighting Blindness Canada

42 MIN2018 JUN 14
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Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 2/2

Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 1/2

Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 1/2 by Fighting Blindness Canada

42 MIN2018 JUN 14
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Vision Quest AMD Session - Dr. Choudhry - Part 1/2
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