Dr Blanca Benito Pascual

Meet they Sydney Eye Hospital Foundations Fellows for 2020. Supporting Sydney Eye Hospital in this extremely difficult year during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Amy Chumkasian and Linda Fagan

Proud to be associated with the recent launch of The Eye Donor App, an initiative of Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation, University of Wollongong, NSW Health and DonateLife.

Each year the lives of thousands of Australians are transformed through the transplantation of the cornea from donated eyes. With demand increasing, we’re proud to support Amy Chumkasian, registered nurse at Sydney Eye Hospital and PhD candidate in launching the Eye Donor app, now available from Apple and Google Play stores, free of charge.

Interestingly, even people who wear glasses, have had past surgery, or suffer from some eye diseases can still donate.

Please download the app and see if you can become an eye donor.


UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Orange Water
Remembrance Day 11 November 1918

Sight is a precious gift. At the Sydney Eye Hospital, doctors and nurses are available 24/7 to help people like Charlie Lynn.


SESLHD staff and members of the community are being called on to help improve the Eye Outpatient Department at Sydney Eye Hospital. In partnership with the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation, SESLHD is funding a development of the department in 2020-2021.

Maria Cabrera Aguas

Research funded by generous donors to Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation is improving treatment for a common but serious eye infection.

It is called herpes simplex keratitis. And yes, it is caused by the herpes simplex virus, or HSV-1.  More than two thirds of the world’s population under 50 (around 3.7 billion people) have the herpes virus during their lifetime, but not everyone shows symptoms.