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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

The Lions Eye Institute Founder elected to prestigious national body

The Lions Eye Institute is delighted to announce that its founder and patron, Professor Ian Constable AO was recently elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). As an AAHMS Fellow, Professor Constable joins an elite group of Australia’s top medical and health researchers recognised for their outstanding achievements… Read more

Failures of imagination

The Lions Eye Institute’s Dr Hessom Razavi featured in this month’s Australian Book Review for his powerful essay on refugees and their journey from Tehran’s prisons to Australia’s immigration detention centres. No stranger to being featured for his moving pieces of writing, Dr Razavi was recently awarded Australian Book Review’s Behrouz Boochani Fellowship which honours… Read more

Second sight, a visually impaired artist’s perspective and expression

Ellen is a passionate botanist, talented artist and PhD graduate from Albany. Being diagnosed with two detached retinas by the Lions Outback Vision mobile clinic in 2019 changed Ellen’s world drastically. In the space of a year she has overcome two urgent retinal detachment repairs and two cataract surgeries. Both cataract operations were delayed indefinitely… Read more

LEI Research Week 2020

Good eyesight plays an integral role in people’s quality of life. The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) will share important developments in research into vision loss and blindness during the Lions Eye Institute’s Research Week 2020. SCOOB! PG Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus… Read more

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