The idea of the clinic came at the time of the Bicentennial of Sydney Hospital in 2011. It was an opportunity for us to create a new space within the Hospital for a couple of highly specialised areas of ophthalmology – the corneal and retinal units.

The Eye Hospital deals with a range of different areas of ophthalmology which have become increasingly specialised in the last 10-20 years. In terms of the number of patients seen, the two busiest subspecialties are cornea and retina. These are also two highly technology-dependent areas of ophthalmology.

The Bicentennial Eye Clinic is a purpose-built facility specifically for those specialties, with brand new ‘state of the art’ equipment. It gives us the ability to do all the consultations, diagnostics and a lot of treatments in that one area. Obviously, there are still things we need to do in the operating theatre but there is a range of treatments which are able to be done in the Clinic.

Over the years, the Foundation has managed to provide more than $12,417,000 for the benefit of Sydney Eye Hospital, which in turn benefits many thousands of public patients attending the Hospital every year. With the help of our loyal supporters, we have assisted with the building of the new Eye Hospital in Macquarie Street, purchased state-of-the-art equipment and funded numerous research projects into the prevention of blindness.

Today, more than ever, with demand increasing and government funding always under pressure, your generous support is vital to ensuring that the Sydney Eye Hospital can continue to provide the excellent eye care that it has done for some 130 years.

Clinical Fellowships

  • Graham Lovett Vitreoretinal Fellowship $49,504
  • Dr Eddie Donaldson Vitreoretinal Fellowship $50,233
  • Corneal Fellowship $48,313
  • Glaucoma Fellowship $45,903
  • Oculoplastic Fellowship $47,214
  • Professorial / Medical Retina Fellowship $90,824


  • Keratoconus Research Project $95,000
  • MRI Linking Eyes to MS $37,248


  • iPhone Pharmacopeia App $610
  • Corneal Unit – Collagen Cross Linking Device $23,625
  • Goldman Perimeter $2,000
  • Bicentennial Eye Clinic $1,194,086
  • Sydney Eye Hospital Outreach Clinic – OCT $66,554


  • Nurses Grant including Orthoptists $6,818
  • Eye Operations DVD Grant $864


  • Total $1,758,796