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02 May

New research shows indigenous eye health ‘sadly neglected’ across the world

The world’s indigenous populations experience significantly higher rates of avoidable vision impairment and a striking lack of support for research to address this major health issue, according to a review of eye health led by the Centre for Eye Research Australia and the University of Melbourne. Read more →

10 Mar

Guidelines developed to protect eye banks

Thousands of people are needlessly blind because they live in a country where they have no access to donated corneal tissue. Every day, surgeons in these communities face the challenge of securing the corneas needed to save sight from eye banks elsewhere – often in places like Australia or New Zealand.  Read more →

20 Sep

GPs safeguard vision impaired Australians from depression

Referring vision impaired patients to a GP for treatment significantly decreases their symptoms of depression, a study by the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has found. Read more →

17 Sep

Australia’s unique new stem cell robot

Australia’s unique new stem cell robot gets working on preventing blindness and restoring sight. The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) today opened the Automated Stem Cell Facility and brought Australia’s unique new stem cell robot to life. Read more →

07 Aug

Save Sight Institute launches National Keratoconus Registry

Save Sight Institute is preparing to launch a National Keratoconus Registry to collect high quality data and outcomes from emerging therapies and surgical techniques relating to the management of keratoconus.  Read more →

12 Feb

Diabetes trial participants needed

Last November, CERA released the Out of Sight report which identified that diabetes affects approximately one million Australian adults. The number is expected to double by the year 2025, posing major public health and economic concerns. However, little is known whether blood vessel dysfunction in the eye, which causes vision loss in people with diabetes, is due to the effects of high blood glucose (sugar) or an indirect result of chronic cell damage. Read more →

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