Articles by: Briar Sexton

Migraine World Summit 2021

The Migraine World Summit is a great patient resource! By registering for the 2021 Migraine World Summit, you’ll have access to 32 international migraine and headache experts. They will be hosting a live Webinar from March 17–25, 2021, you can learn about the latest research, treatments, and strategies to help […]

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Foundation Fighting Blindness Ambassador Spotlight: Dr. Briar Sexton

As some of you know my goddaughter and her brother were born deaf and later discovered to be losing vision to Usher Syndrome. Usher Syndrome is a rare disease that causes tunneling of vision and night blindness.  The kids are awesome. They don’t just survive, they thrive. I am always […]

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Do you sometimes get a swollen, itchy, red eyelid for “no reason”?

Do you sometimes get a swollen, itchy, red eyelid for “no reason”?

Do you sometimes get a swollen, itchy, red eyelid for “no reason”? That is contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is just what it sounds like. Something you touched or were exposed to got on the skin around your eyelid and caused an allergic reaction. Contact dermatitis is an allergy, but unlike “typical” […]

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Pandemic Pressures on BC Doctors

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January 25, 2021

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In case any of you are wondering, I’m ok. I’m better than ok. I have a job I love, I am well supported at work by my staff and at home by my husband. I have gratitude and appreciation for this privilege. Many of my colleagues can’t say the same. I […]

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Predators and prey use their eyes very differently. Read about how this chameleon can, literally, watch his own back!

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December 23, 2020

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Predators and prey use their eyes very differently. Read about how this chameleon can, literally, watch his own back!

Eyes have evolved differently in different animals depending on how they use them. Nocturnal creatures are designed to see more at night. Predators and prey use their eyes very differently. After some recent rainfall, the land has come alive again. The trees are budding new leaves, grass turned green overnight […]

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‘I never saw stars before’: Gene therapy brings back 8-year-old Canadian boy’s sight

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October 20, 2020

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New Study

‘I never saw stars before’: Gene therapy brings back 8-year-old Canadian boy’s sight

GREAT NEWS for those living with hereditary vision loss! Canada’s first approved gene therapy treatment has arrived. Take a moment to read and watch how Sam’s life has changed. I hope so much that we start to see treatments for all of you! “This is the ophthalmology equivalent of walking […]

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DR. SEXTON IS PROUD TO SUPPORT WHOLE WAY HOUSE!

DR. SEXTON IS PROUD TO SUPPORT WHOLE WAY HOUSE!

At Whole Way House, their mission is to support the vulnerable and isolated on their journey of healing in a safe and welcoming community, equipping them to recognize their inherent worth and purpose. In Partnership with BC Housing, Whole Way House Society provides community building programs and tenant support services […]

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DON’T FORGET YOUR SUNGLASSES!

DON’T FORGET YOUR SUNGLASSES!

SUMMER 2020 HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!! As Canadians rush to spend time outdoors, we want to remind you to grab your sunglasses when you head out for a day of fun in the sun. Sunglasses should be as important to your sun protection routine as sun screen or hats. Wearing your […]

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COVID-19 AND THE VISION LOSS COMMUNITY

COVID-19 AND THE VISION LOSS COMMUNITY

The Canadian Council of the Blind conducted a survey that ran from April 7-14, 2020. The survey had 570+ respondents. CCB president Louise Gillis and Dr. Keith Gordon, PhD discuss the results of their recent survey about the effects of COVID-19 on the vision loss community during their May 6, […]

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COVID-19: B.C. unveils plan to start relaxing pandemic restrictions in mid-May

COVID-19: B.C. unveils plan to start relaxing pandemic restrictions in mid-May

VICTORIA — British Columbians will soon be able to hug loved ones, resume socializing, visit restaurants, get a hair cut and restart some outdoor recreation, as the government loosens COVID-19 restrictions and morphs into a “new normal” that could last for the next year. Premier John Horgan outlined a plan […]

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