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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.

Florey Medal Honours Lifetime of Scientific Achievement

Western Australian molecular ophthalmologist Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy from UWA’s Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science and the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) is the recipient of the 2017 Florey Medal. Professor Rakoczy propelled the pioneering research that led to the development of a new gene therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Learn more below… Read more

New hope for Glaucoma sufferers

This ground breaking procedure is saving the sight of Glaucoma sufferers all over the world. It’s quick and painless and it’s here at the Lions Eye Institute. Click below to watch the video: https://thewest.com.au/news/medicine/new-surgery-invented-in-wa-to-fight-against-blindness-bc-5659985927001?platform=hootsuite

Gold Nugget Raffle!

The Lions Club of Nannup President, Chris Morten is raffling a six ounce gold nugget valued at $12,500 to raise money for new research into inherited retinal diseases at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI). Tickets are $10 each and available from the Shared Vision Office in the LEI foyer. They can also be purchased online… Read more

Born with a bomb: going blind from Leber hereditary optic neuropathy.

As part of the University of Western Australia’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, our very own managing director Professor David Mackey will be giving the lecture Born with a bomb: going blind from Leber hereditary optic neuropathy. Professor David Mackey as Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute’s also oversees the Clinical Genetics and Epidemiology department. He has spent… Read more

Ian Constable Lecture 2017

Please join us for our annual Ian Constable Lecture. The 2017 lecture; Genome research produces new anti-malarial drug targets will be given by Professor Simon Foote – Director of The John Curtin School of Medical Research at The Australian National University. Professor Simon Foote is a molecular geneticist. He has been Dean of The Australian School of… Read more

Philanthropy Crucial to Cancer Cure

By DAVID HUDLESTON Community philanthropy is more crucial than ever to finding a cancer cure, according to WA’s Cancer Researcher of the Year. The  Cancer  Council WA awarded the honour to Mariapia Degli-Esposti, of Nedlands, for her ground-breaking research. Professor Degli-Esposti is a National Health and Medical Research Council principal re- search fellow at the… Read more

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