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.

Grants issued in 2019

In 2019 we allocated grants totalling $1,272,715 with $498,255 enabling eight young doctors to build their skills and experience and enrich our hospital’s expertise and patient care as well as contributing to our vital research work. Clinical and Research Fellowships are also integral to the mission of the Foundation.

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.

Professor Gerard Sutton

Our peak body the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology  have indicated that now is the time if you have cataracts or other problems to go and get them sorted out, so, at the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation where interested in your eye health and would encourage you to go back and see your eye specialist.

With your support, Sydney Eye Hospital is tackling antimicrobial resistance in relation to corneal infections.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health threat. When bacteria becomes resistant to antibiotics, it means medication is no longer effective. It’s a serious issue that’s predicted to escalate in the future.

Reginald with his doctor Professor Stephanie Watson

One of the most common reasons people need care at Sydney Eye Hospital is an infection of the cornea.

What’s more, one of the most common causes of corneal infection is herpes simplex keratitis. It’s a major cause of blindness, is irreversible and affects all ages.

Dr Tasneem Arsiwalla

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

Linda Fagan

New Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation Chief Executive, Linda Fagan acknowledges the world has turned on its head since commencing in March.

“It’s heart-warming to see the Australian community responding to this global health crisis and our thoughts are with all those deeply affected.