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    MDFA awarded a total funding pool of more than $1 million in May 2021 to eight exciting researchers, bringing our total investment in research to $5.1m since 2011.

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    Annual research update

    Macular Disease Research Update: November 2021

    MDFA’s summary of the past 12 months’ research into macular disease.

    Dr Sheela Kumaran

    Research study measuring the impact of AMD on quality of life

    If you have AMD, you could help this MDFA-funded study.

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    Potential new treatment for dry AMD

    Apellis announces initial results from two phase III studies in geographic atrophy.

    Lorin Nicholson with his son Tom

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    Your donations make MDFA the largest non-government source of macular disease research funding in Australia. Donate to our tax appeal to help support life-changing research.

    Fight Retinal Blindness! Registry

    How Professor Mark Gillies’ ever-expanding digital database helps clinicians across the globe.

    The Best is yet to come

    Case study: A 14-year-old male was referred to CERA with a white-yellow macular lesion and suspicions of an inherited condition.

    Wellbeing and AMD

    MDFA funded researcher Ms Diana Tang is rolling out the Movement, Interaction and Nutrition for Greater Lifestyles in the Elderly – or MINGLE – program.

    Creating the perfect laboratory macula model

    MDFA funded researcher, Dr Anai Gonzalez Cordero is creating an organoid – essentially a mini organ in a dish – with a macular structure.

    Gene therapy and macular degeneration

    Thanks to an MDFA Research Grant, A/Prof Matthew Simunovic is now working on what he describes as “the biological equivalent of the bionic retina”.

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