From darkness into sight

Gaye was getting ready for work when it happened. It was like a blind had suddenly been pulled down on her right eye – blocking out everything. Gaye had effectively endured a stroke in her eye.

Gaye was diagnosed with a central retinal vein occlusion. Until recently, there was no permanent, curative treatment for this condition. Sadly, most people with the disease suffered permanent sight loss.

As part of a Lions Eye Institute clinical trial, Professor Ian McAllister tackled the cause of Gaye’s condition – permanently restoring her sight. Gaye has now regained almost all her sight. She no longer requires treatment and is back to driving, working and doing puzzles with her beloved grandkids. And it’s all thanks to the research that saved her sight. Learn more about the trial and watch Gaye’s story below.

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