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Feb 14, 2020
Unstoppable: With Her “Trusty Guide Shiloh” By Her Side, Janni Lehrer-Stein Travels the World and Advocates for Disability Rights
People with disabilities are no different from anyone else. We all have strengths and challenges, and we all seek to be fully engaged in society. Treating blind people differently, either as incapable of conducting everyday tasks in life, or conversely, acting as though our ability to conduct even the most mundane chore is remarkable can be discouraging.
Feb 6, 2020
Foundation Insights Forum – January 31, 2020
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is pleased to provide an audio recording and full transcripts of the Insights Forum, our quarterly conference call providing updates to the inherited retinal disease community. The call took place on January 31, 2020.
Feb 6, 2020
ProQR Therapeutics Teams Up with the Foundation Fighting Blindness and Blueprint Genetics to Support the My Retina Tracker® Program for People Living with Inherited Retinal Diseases
My Retina Tracker Program is the highest volume IRD genetic testing program in the U.S.
Feb 3, 2020
7th Annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit
Please note that the seventh annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit previously scheduled for Friday, May 1st, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland has been cancelled.
Jan 29, 2020
VISIONS 2020 Conference registration now open
The Foundation Fighting Blindness VISIONS 2020 conference will be held on June 18-20th at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.
Jan 24, 2020
“It was important to me to make an everyday kid a hero”
Author Ben Shaberman talks to Optometry Today about how families affected by blindness helped to inspire his new novel, Retina Boy
Jan 9, 2020
Foundation Fighting Blindness Celebrates 15th Year of VisionWalk with New Branding
This signature fundraising event has raised more than $55 million for research leading to treatments and cures for blindness.
Dec 6, 2019
Offer support to patients with inherited eye diseases
While genetic testing can direct treatment and identify those at risk, it is important to have support available when patients test positive.
Dec 6, 2019
Returning the favor: Never too late to give back as a premium surgeon
Whether local or international, through donation of services or funds, there is a way for everyone to give back.
Nov 27, 2019
Foundation Fighting Blindness Launches Natural History Study for People with RP Caused by EYS Gene Mutations
Known as Pro-EYS, the study will help researchers design clinical trials for potential therapies