New LCA Gene Therapy Clinical Trial Recruiting Participants
Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC) has launched a Phase I/II clinical trial of gene therapy to treat Leber congenital amaurosis.
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Saving Vision with Stem Cells
Thanks to Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, skin cells might someday restore vision lost to retinal degenerative diseases. Read more >
Foundation Promotes Bramer to Boost Clinical Trial Efforts
To strengthen its ability to move promising sight-saving treatments for retinal diseases into the clinic and out to the millions who need them, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has promoted Steven Bramer, Ph.D., to chief drug development officer of its National Neurovision Research Institute. Read more >
October is Blindness Awareness Month
Blindness and visual impairment affect more people than you might realize; in fact, one out of every 28 Americans over the age of 40 suffers from some form of blindness. Read more >
Honoring a Big Brother’s Heart and Spirit
Andrei Olenicoff loved being a big brother. He was always attentive, caring, and making sure his little sister, Natalia, was having a good time.
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Big Strides for Eagle Eyes
Throughout her life, Martha Steele has successfully met most of the challenges of hearing and vision loss caused by Usher syndrome. As a young child with severe hearing impairment, she received special training to read lips and communicate verbally. Read more >
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Baltimore Fights Blindness, Honors Top Philanthropists
More than 300 guests, including several local dignitaries, professional athletes and community leaders, gathered on September 29 at M&T Bank Stadium to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness and honor the extraordinary philanthropy of Art and Pat Modell and Bruce and Bonnie Sawyer. Read more >
Step into Fall: Help Find a Cure
The leaves are turning bright red and gold; an invigorating chill is in the air; and the Foundation’s VisionWalk program is in full swing as thousands of people across the country are lacing up their walking shoes to take big steps toward raising money for critical sight-saving research.
Be a part of the fun. Help find a cure.
Find a walk in your community and sign up today: www.VisionWalk.org