We conduct eye research with real-life impact. We are unravelling the causes of diseases, preventing blindness through earlier diagnosis and better treatments, and restoring sight.
We are closely affiliated with the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology, and are co-located with the Department at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. This three-way partnership between CERA, the University and the Hospital, is key to the successful translation of our research from the bench to the bedside.
Our ultimate goal is to find solutions for the three major blinding eye diseases that affect Australians – macular degeneration; glaucoma and diabetic eye disease – and to pioneer vision regeneration programs to give hope to people who have lost their sight.