Press Releases

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The first patient has been enrolled in a four-year natural history study of people with mutations in the USH2A gene.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The National Center for Excellence in Fighting Blindness, a Gund-Harrington Initiative, has opened its fourth annual Gund-Harrington Scholar Award competition to support innovative research efforts that seek to prevent, treat or cure blindness.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A newly established French company, SparingVision, has won the 2017 i-Lab Grand Prize recognizing new and innovative companies. The i-Lab competition is organized by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Bpifrance (BPI).

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) today announced $6 million in new research funding across a spectrum of potential preventions, treatments and cures for inherited retinal diseases including retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), the world’s leading private funder of research aimed at preventing, treating and curing blindness caused by inherited retinal diseases hosted its annual Fashion and Finance Ball on Tuesday, May 16 at New York’s Plaza Hotel. To date, the dinner has raised $425,000 for inherited retinal disease research and donations are continuing to be made.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), the world’s leading private funder of research aimed at preventing, treating and curing blindness caused by inherited retinal diseases will hold its Fashion and Finance Ball on Tuesday, May 16 at New York’s Plaza Hotel. A cocktail reception and silent auction will open the evening at 6:00 p.m.; the dinner and awards program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)’s annual conference – Baltimore, May 7-11 – gathers the field’s leading researchers to report on advancements in vision science including the search for cures for retinal degenerative diseases.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) will hold its annual For the Love of Sight dinner on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton, Washington – reception 6:00 p.m., dinner 7:00 p.m.

Monday, April 17, 2017

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 fourth annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit in Baltimore, May 4–5, 2017.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) joins all who believe in the importance and power of science in supporting the April 22, 2017 March for Science.

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