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“West Aussie Greats” Ian Constable interview on 6PR radio

Professor Ian Constable was recently featured on 6PR’s “West Aussie Greats” segment, where he gave a brief overview of his career as a leading ophthalmologist in Australia. Professor Constable was the first listener-nominated interviewee on the show since the segment began, and discussed founding the Lions Eye Institute in 1983. In the interview he also… Read more

International Glaucoma Genetics Consortium publishes the largest ever study on genes causing glaucoma

The International Glaucoma Genetics Consortium, chaired by Professor David Mackey at the Lions Eye Institute, has just published the largest ever study on the genes causing glaucoma. Using data from over 34,179 glaucoma patients from studies around the world, the team identified 127 genes, of which 44 were new discoveries. This opens pathways for developing… Read more

The Lions Eye Institute launches new Consumer and Community Advisory Panel

The Lions Eye Institute is delighted to announce the launch of our new consumer and community initiative – the Consumer and Community Advisory Panel (CCAP). The CCAP is a panel that will provide guidance on topics relating to clinical services, clinical trials, research, teaching, communications and community events. The panel includes patients, participants from our… Read more

Lions Eye Institute’s newest Brian King Fellow

Meet Dr Jessica Mountford, one of the Lions Eye Institute’s newest team members. Jessica moved from Melbourne to join the Institute in February, and will be investigating the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on myopia in our children. We interviewed Jessica to gain a little more insight about her research and life during the Melbourne… Read more

What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a collection of rare degenerative eye disorders that typically occur in people that have a family history of the disease. In people with RP, cells in the back of the retina start to break down causing gradual vision loss. These cells detect light and send signals to the brain – this… Read more

5 tips for maintaining eye health during a lockdown

Looking after our eyes is now more important than ever. During a lockdown, many of us will experience an increase in screen time. Whether you are working from home or spending more time scrolling through your phone, here are five tips on how to keep your eyes healthy: Follow the 20-20-20 rule The blue light… Read more

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