New Study Paves Way for Treating Second Eye in Gene Therapy Clinical Trial
A Foundation-funded lab study gives hope to patients taking part in a gene therapy clinical trial for LCA that they may soon be able to have their second eye treated.
Cataract Removal for People with Retinal Degenerative Diseases:
A Q&A with two Foundation-funded clinicians
Foundation-funded clinicians Dr. Richard Weleber and Dr. Jacque Duncan provide the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Lenfests Provide Generous Grant to the Foundation
Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest are providing a $5 million grant to support the Foundation’s Alan Laties Career Development Program and several translational research projects over the next five years.
Stem Cell Researchers Recognized for Accelerating Advancements
Four Foundation-funded investigators have been honored with the Foundation’s Board of Directors Award for their outstanding success in the development of stem cell treatments.
The Mack Family Rallies around Hope
Eleven years ago, Steve and Lisa Mack learned that two of their three sons were losing their vision to a retinitis pigmentosa. They’ve since raised more than $1 million dollars for retinal research.
Despite Vision Loss, Nico Knows the Way
Twelve year old Nico Owen enjoys chess club, acting class, waterskiing, playing the guitar, and even helping his friends to understand what it’s like to have retinitis pigmentosa.
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Inaugural Tampa Bay Dining in the Dark is a Big Hit
On March 9, 2010, the Foundation Fighting Blindness hosted its inaugural Tampa Bay Dining in the Dark Visionary Awards Dinner at the historic Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida.
4th Annual OC Dining in the Dark Raises $440,000
The Foundation Fighting Blindness hosted its 4th Annual Orange County Dining in the Dark Visionary Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the Fairmont Newport Beach.
Find a walk in your community and sign up today: www.VisionWalk.org.
On March 10, 2010, The St. Petersburg Times ran a wonderful article on the Tampa Dining in the Dark Visionary Awards Dinner including a video of live footage at the event. Read the article and watch the video now.
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