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    Vision Voice autumn 2021

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    Understanding AMD at a cellular level

    Dr Zhang has been awarded $45,000 under the new Grant Family Fund, set up to provide funding for early career researchers, embarking on ‘blue sky’ projects with the potential to shift our thinking on macular disease.

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia awards $1 million to eight exciting research projects

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) has awarded more than $1 million in research funding to eight promising projects, in a ceremony marking 10 years of significant advances in the search for a cure to Australia’s leading cause of blindness.

    New gene therapy for AMD

    MDFA funded researcher, Dr Yvette Wooff is investigating cell particles called extracellular vesicles (EV), which could help develop novel gene therapies for dry AMD.

    10 years of MDFA Research Grants

    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of MDFA’s Research Grants Program, this free publication introduces you to all the talented researchers your donations have funded since 2011.

    Inaugural Ita Buttrose Oration

    MDFA Patron Ita Buttrose AC OBE calls on Government to reject Medicare eye injection rebate cut.

    Ita Buttrose Medicare Cut

    An additional 47,000 Australians will experience severe vision loss or blindness if a proposed cut to the Medicare rebate for sight-saving eye injections is approved, warns MDFA Patron Ita Buttrose AC OBE.

    Avoiding a devastating outcome

    It took a severe health crisis and stern words from a passionate ER doctor, but Byron Bay surfer Shane Dunbar-Reid now has the diabetic eye disease – that threatened to blind him – in check.

    May is Macula Month

    Macula Month in May is our annual awareness campaign, to help Australians understand their risk of macular diseases and take early action to save their sight.

    Macula Month focus on diabetes

    Too many Australians have their eyes closed to diabetic retinopathy – the leading cause of blindness among our working-age population, a new study released for Macula Month (1-31 May) has revealed.