UBC-VCH scientists use drug to repair a rare birth defect


February 3, 2014



I don’t get excited about research very often. Breakthroughs tend to be small and far away from being relevant to the patients I see day in and day out.

The press release from UBC about the work of Dr. Cheryl Gregory-Evans is different. It is ready for clinical trial right now. The medication has been proven to be safe. The results she got in her research mice exceeded all expectations.
We are lucky to have some of the best vision scientists in the world working in Canada. If you want monthly updates on their work, or to donate in support, check out the Foundation Fighting Blindness website at