We’re inspired by patients helped by the expertise of Sydney Eye Hospital. People like Nicholas. Thirty-seven-year old Nicholas, of Annandale, knew something was wrong with his eyes last year. They were giving him pain and his vision was blurred.

Matthew Simunovic

Retinal degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in children and adults in Australia. At present, there are no approved treatments which can reverse this sight loss. However, one possible approach vision restoration in retinal disease is through cellular therapy to replace lost retinal cells. However, identifying a reliable source of stem or progenitor cells for cell therapy is an unmet challenge.

Dr Jed Lusthaus - Glaucoma Researcher

Glaucoma is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss in the world. Despite this we have limited understanding of why 3% of Australians develop glaucoma.

Linda and Jed

Patients, staff, research and new equipment at Sydney Eye Hospital have been given a boost this year with new grants totalling $251,905 from its accredited charity, The Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation.