Press Releases

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.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), the world’s leading private funder of research for cures for inherited retinal diseases and Blueprint Genetics today announced a collaborative research study to grow the data in a Foundation-supported patient registry for inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), called “My Retina Tracker”, and, in doing so, advance the clinical trials process.
Friday, March 17, 2017
A report today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) describes the cases of three women with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who lost much of their eyesight after receiving ocular injections of stem cells derived from their own fat tissue.

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