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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Your health and wellbeing means everything to us. At the Lions Eye Institute, the health and wellbeing of you, your family and our team is our top priority during this time of unprecedented challenges posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The fight against Glaucoma

The time to talk about this condition is now The 10th Annual World Glaucoma week is being held this March, providing an opportunity to raise awareness of this eye condition on an international scale. Glaucoma is a condition that anyone can develop; however the incidence increases with age. “Glaucoma” is the overarching name given to… Read more

1,000 to 1,000 Challenge

The story of the Doak family and their quest to raise funds for research into Usher syndrome is truly inspirational. We are very grateful for their commitment to much-needed medical research.

Research Week Lectures – Listen now!

The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) Research Week comprised of a series of free events (see full details here) including a number of eye research lectures. You can watch the lectures from both our ‘Eye health and research lecture series’ and the ‘Ian Constable lecture’ in full below: Eye health & research lecture series:    Ian… Read more

LEI Research Week 2019

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 inaugural LEI Research Week. LEI Research Week will comprise a series of free events, including: Eye health and research lectures for the community, McCusker Auditorium, Harry… Read more

Eureka! We’re a winner!

A HUGE congratulations to Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti, Dr Chris Andoniou, Peter Fleming from LEI and Professor Geoff Hill and Dr Paulo Martins on their spectacular win of the Eureka Prize for Scientific Research! Cytomegalovirus infection is a frequent and life-threatening complication that significantly limits positive outcomes for bone marrow transplant patients. Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti and… Read more

Eureka Prize Finalists!

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Prof. Mariapia Degli-Esposti, Dr Chris Andoniou and Peter Fleming who have been announced as finalists in the Eureka Prize for Scientific Research. What an amazing achievement. The team have put a tremendous amount of work into ground-breaking research on one of the most common life-threatening viral infections in… Read more

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

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