AVR Grants Round 2023-2024 open March 15 to April 30

We are now accepting applications for vision research projects of up to $60,000

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Celebrating 70 years of
research and awareness
into the causes of eye disease

Welcome to Australian Vision Research

The Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia trading as Australian Vision Research is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting research and awareness into the causes of eye disease and the prevention of blindness.

The organisation has distributed millions of dollars for the last 70 years, to fund research that has changed practice and advanced basic knowledge.

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Our History

Australia Vision Research began its journey as the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia in 1953 when a group of enterprising ophthalmologists got together with the purpose of creating an organisation to encourage and give financial support to research into the causes of diseases of the eye.

One of the Australian Vision Research founders and benefactors was Dame Ida Mann, DBE. She diagnosed a trachoma epidemic amongst indigenous people in the Kimberleys and travelled extensively in Western Australia in order to examine and treat indigenous people. Read more

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Research Highlights

Hardie Anselmi Bequest Grant

Hardie Anselmi Bequest Grant

Title: Development of a novel hybrid vision restoration strategy Chief Investigator: A/Prof Chi Luu Co-investigators: A/Prof Penelope Allen,  A/Prof Mohit Shivdasani Aim To determine whether retinal stimulation using a combination of light and electrical current...

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