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Vision for a brighter future

McCusker Director of Lions Outback Vision, Dr Angus Turner talks about the future of eye health in remote WA and what his plans for a new Broome hub will bring in today’s West Australian Newspaper. See the story in the link below: Dr Turner’s vision for the future  

Major breakthrough for post-transplant infection

Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti, Head of Experimental Immunology at the Lions Eye Institute, along with researchers including Dr Chris Andoniou and Peter Fleming, have been globally recognised in one of the world’s top academic journals, Science. Their game-changing work into Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) represents a major breakthrough in controlling a virus which can cause life-threatening infections in… Read more

‘Dying to Live’ screening

The Lions Eye Institute is hosting a screening of the ‘Dying to Live’ documentary on December 12th at the Windsor Cinema in Nedlands. The documentary delves into life on the organ donation waiting list, the complex world of organ and tissue transplantation and the heart-wrenching stories of real people awaiting life-saving organs in Australia, when the… Read more

Open Day 2018

Learn all about the eye at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) Open Day on Saturday, October 20 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. This year’s Open Day will feature interactive displays from a number of LEI research groups showcasing the latest in cutting edge eye science with a focus on eye genetics, DNA testing, stem cell technology,… Read more

‘The Silk Road’ – 2018 Miocevich Lecture

Please join us for the 2018 Miocevich lecture, The Silk Road: A 10-year journey evaluating the potential use of silk proteins for repairing the human eye, presented by Professor Damien Harkin on 16 August 2018. Learn more about the lecture here: The Silk Road Lecture Seating is limited and bookings are essential. Please contact Jade Knapp on 9381… Read more

Ian Constable Lecture 2018

Please join us for our annual Ian Constable Lecture. The 2018 lecture; Tale of two diseases: regulating immune responses in the retina will be given by Professor Andrew Dick – Director of the UCL-Institute of Ophthalmology in London. Professor Andrew Dick is a clinician scientist and immunobiologist. He is Director of University College London-Institute of Ophthalmology… Read more

WA ATOM Study: slowing down Myopia

Lions Eye Institute paediatric ophthalmologist Dr Antony Clark is investigating whether Atropine drops can slow down or halt the progression of short-sightedness in children. The WA ATOM Study is currently recruiting. For more information, email myopia@nulllei.org.au and watch the story below:  

LEI scientists invent new treatment for glaucoma

Scientists at the Lions Eye Institute have invented a new treatment for glaucoma which is less invasive and promises faster recovery times for patients. See below for more information on this ground breaking treatment. Australian scientists invent new treatment for glaucoma

Gold nugget winner!

CONGRATULATIONS to gold nugget raffle winner- ticket holder 4837.Thank you to Chris Mortan and Tandy, Nannup Lions and all the Lions Clubs for your support and of course to everyone who purchased a ticket. Over $30,000 has been raised to fund research in retinal disease.The draw was held on February 10 and the winner has… Read more

ABC interview with Prof. Rakoczy

Lions Eye Institute Researcher Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy interviewed on ABC National Radio after her Florey Medal Win. Hear the interview below: Above: Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.

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