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Keeping a close eye on near-sightedness

The World Health Organisation predicts that by the year 2050, half the world’s population will be affected by myopia. The incidence of myopia is increasing in many countries with the greater concern that even a moderate level of myopia is associated with a greater risk of developing blinding eye diseases such as myopic macular degeneration,… Read more

Scientists reverse eye damage from glaucoma in mice

Harvard Medical School researchers have successfully reversed age-related vision loss in animals, as well as eye damage stemming from a condition mimicking human glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness around the world. The achievement represents the first successful attempt to reverse glaucoma-induced vision loss. The team said the approach could pave the way for therapies… Read more

Carols in the clinic

We are excited to welcome the VisAbility music group, Grand Delusions, to play Christmas carols in our Nedlands clinic throughout the month of December. Grand Delusions have been together for around 5 years, and all the band members have a form of vision impairment. Grand Delusions will perform between 10.00am and 12.00pm on the following… Read more

The Lions Eye Institute’s Dr Samantha Lee awarded 2021 Strachan Memorial Prize

Congratulations to our very own Dr Samantha Lee for being awarded the Raine Medical Research Foundation’s 2021 Strachan Memorial Prize for the best published research by an early-career clinical researcher. This is the first time since the Raine Medical Research Foundation started the awards in 2011, that a publication prize has gone to an Ophthalmology… Read more

My holiday wish… Sarah’s story

Sarah is an adventurous 35-year-old married mum of two. She has recently been diagnosed with myopic macular degeneration, a complication of severe myopia (short-sightedness). As a result, she could become legally blind within 10 years. Listen to Sarah’s heartbreaking story in this video, and read more of her story below. After waking up one morning… Read more

Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020

This week we acknowledge and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through NAIDOC Week. The rate of blindness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is three times higher than non-Indigenous Australians. While 90 per cent of vision loss for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is preventable… Read more

The Lions Eye Institute’s Dr Fred Chen recognised for dedication to teaching

The Lions Eye Institute is delighted to announce that Dr Fred Chen has been formally recognised as one of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists’ (RANZCO) 2020 Trainers of Excellence. Each year, the College asks trainees to nominate the supervisor in their training network they believe deserves particular recognition for their dedication… Read more

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