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Our race to cure childhood blindness – thanks to Telethon

The Lions Eye Institute’s race to cure inherited retinal diseases, the leading cause of childhood blindness in Australia, is being supported by the incredible work of Telethon. Finding new treatments for Usher syndrome in a world first Dr Livia Carvalho has made it her life’s mission to discover treatments that will help the many children… Read more

Give the gift of sight

  Bill remembers feeling fear. Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019 for his service to wildlife conservation, he was losing his sight due to a condition that caused corneal swelling, and everything he lived for was slipping away. He struggled giving talks in schools as the Western Australian coordinator of the… Read more

DonateLife Week

This week is the 10th annual DonateLife Week. Australia leads the world for successful organ and tissue transplants and this DonateLife Week, you can give the gift of sight by signing up to become an organ and tissue donor. Why become an eye donor? Eye tissue transplants, specifically corneal and scleral tissue, save the sight… Read more

The Lions Eye Institute features in Australia’s Nobel Laureates 2021

  The Lions Eye Institute has been featured in volume 3 of the acclaimed book Australia’s Nobel Laureates, a series of essays and articles from thought and industry leaders on the state and future of Australian science and innovation. The 2021 volume highlights the Lions Eye Institutes’ efforts to make sight-saving interventions more accessible, while emphasising our commitment to science… Read more

7 tips for a healthier headspace

Like many of us, you probably have a lot going on right now. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives that taking time to look after ourselves can come in second place. However, according to some studies, positive thinking and wellbeing helps with stress management and can… Read more

The science of vaccination – a free online event

Have you received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or still deciding on whether to get vaccinated? Are you wondering how vaccines work, or how they are developed? This virtual public lecture is an opportunity to answer your questions and access scientific information on COVID-19 vaccines, and how vaccines work in general, from the… Read more

Dr Chandra Balaratnasingam discusses new children’s clinic on Bumma Bippera radio

Dr Balaratnasingam was recently featured on Bumma Bippera radio to discuss a new children’s clinic that will revolutionise diabetic eye treatment. The clinic is a collaboration between the Lions Eye Institute and Perth’s Children Hospital and will facilitate the development of new therapies to reverse sight-threatening complications due to diabetic retinopathy. Read more here.

Carrie-Anne’s story

“It’s very, very scary – I don’t want to lose my sight.” Carrie-Anne will never forget her terrible shock the day she realised her eyesight was failing. On holiday with her daughter and boyfriend, she’d been enjoying the scenery from the car window. “I said, ‘look at those bunnies’ – but they were actually tree… Read more

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