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Vision-Saving Research Highlighted at Foundation’s Orange County Symposium

March 7, 2014 – Continuing its role of fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing to accelerate the clinical development of retinal disease therapies, the Foundation Fighting Blindness Clinical Research Institute (FFB CRI) co-hosted its Sixth Annual Orange County Innovation Symposium on February

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LIGHTING THE WAY TO A CURE FOR RETINAL DEGENERATION

Cells of the retina, which detect light from the back of the eye, are a part of the central nervous system (CNS).  Unlike other parts of the body, the CNS cannot heal itself once it is damaged by injury or

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The Voice’s Rachael Leahcar has Faith in Her Own Destiny

Born with retinitis pigmentosa, her vision deteoriated sharply in high school, leaving the teenager struggling to adjust to life with a cane, knowing she’d never be able to do all the same things her classmates could. But she’s developed a

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The Narrow Tunnel of Compensation by Joy Thomas

“Retinitis Pigmentosa” sounds like a rare breed of hog. It doesn’t sound like an adjective to describe a person. At least, it doesn’t sound like an adjective I would want to describe me. Yet it does. As much as it

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