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Mar 28, 2019 Foundation News
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 March 22, 2019.
Mar 28, 2019 Press Releases
The Foundation announces several staffing changes with a focus on new strategies to increase awareness and engagement with the community.
Mar 7, 2019 Foundation News
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness for people over 50 years of age in developed countries.
Jan 31, 2019 Foundation News
The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), a national nonprofit focused on funding cutting-edge retinal disease research, and the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University will co-host the sixth annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday, April 26, 2019. The summit takes place just prior to the 2019 annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).
Oct 18, 2018 Foundation News
More than two decades ago, the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) began funding RPE65 gene therapy research that led in late 2017 to LUXTURNA™, the first FDA-approved gene therapy for the eye or an inherited condition. Ultimately, the Foundation provided more than $10 million in funding for the groundbreaking effort.
Aug 28, 2018 Press Releases
The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), the world’s leading private funding source for inherited retinal disease research, announced major awards in two areas: promising research projects in retinal diseases and career development for clinical researchers.
Jul 19, 2018 Press Releases
Bill Introduced in U.S. House Would Speed Up Cures for Blindness
Jul 17, 2018 Press Releases
Four research and development leaders share the latest details of their groundbreaking work in therapies for retinal degenerative diseases
Jul 16, 2018 Press Releases
Dr. Kelley brings more than 25 years of experience in developing, identifying, and advancing life science technologies to this leadership role at FFB
Jun 18, 2018 Press Releases
Three-day conference in San Diego will feature retinal science’s leading researchers and clinicians, and focus on the year’s top science and emerging treatments