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stories with vision U of A Scientists First to Pinpoint a Cause of Pigmentary Glaucoma

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Discovery identifies gene that causes common form of blindness worldwide, potentially leading to new treatment for glaucoma.

“We are confident that the Alberta Vision Net model of coordinated vision science research across the province will lead to advances in the care ...

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stories with vision Reciprocal Gratitude

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It’s been a decade since Nichols stepped away as part owner of the Edmonton Oilers.

He might be the man who saved hockey in Edmonton, but he’s also the man who helped donors build the Eye Institute of Alberta.

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stories with vision Beyond the Call of Duty

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For nearly a decade, Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn has been a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer.

For Michael, like many who work in protection, his job is much more than a nine-to-five role; his job is a huge part of who ...

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stories with vision STOP Glaucoma in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Dr. Karim Damji and his team have their sights set on enhancing awareness, detection, management, and capacity for glaucoma care.

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stories with vision A Wonderful Donation

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The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is always pleased to check the mail, since it usually contains donations from near and far, and from people of all walks of life. We were particularly pleased to receive a donation from a generous ...

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stories with vision Rare Condition, Valuable Treatment

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One of the Eye Institute of Alberta’s smallest patients is precious for more than one reason.

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stories with vision "They Gave Me My Life Back"

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For the past seven years, Charrito Hall thought her "normal" life had ended.

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stories with vision Getting Back to Regular Life

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Marvin Katz loves to drive, whether it’s the bus he drives for a living or the motorcycle he rides for fun. Two and a half years ago, being behind the wheel was suddenly in jeopardy.

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