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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

Richard and Ina Humbley Foundation Grant

Richard and Ina Humbley Foundation Grant

Title: Transcriptomic and proteomic retinal pigment epithelium signatures of age related macular degeneration Chief Investigator: Dr Grace Lidgerwood Co-investigators: Dr Mehdi Mirzaei, Prof Alex Hewitt, Prof Alice Pébay Aim To establish the proteomic profile of RPE...

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