Celebrating World Sight Day


World Sight Day is celebrated on 13 October every year as an international day of awareness for the importance of eye care.

In the lead up to World Sight Day our Managing Director, Professor Bill Morgan, spoke to Tod Johnson from 6PR’s The Nightshift about the importance of looking after your eye health. Listen to the radio interview (10 minutes).

On World Sight Day we are reminded about the significance of our sight-saving work – research that is only made possible through the generosity and ongoing support of the Western Australian community.

Yelaina (pictured below) was just 11 years old when she was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, an inherited retinal disease.

Yelaina is currently participating in a clinical trial of a new drug called tinlarebant, to help treat Stargardt. Associate Professor Fred Chen and the Ocular Tissue Engineering team are working tirelessly to find treatments for inherited retinal diseases so that people like Yelaina have a chance to live a fulfilling life into adulthood.

You can show your support by making a tax deductible donation today. Every dollar counts and goes towards our sight-saving work.

Learn more about Yelaina and the work of Associate Professor Chen.




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