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.
Faye Grant included MDFA in her Will. Her bequest is now funding vital, innovative research into macular disease through the Grant Family Fund.
MDFA will award $1 million in its latest round of research funding. It also announced a new stream of ‘blue sky’ grant funding.
A new chemical compound could become a future tool against retinal vascular disease. The finding is the result of a pre-clinical study, led by UNSW researchers.
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.
Case study: A 14-year-old male was referred to the Centre for Eye Health for a macular assessment. The referring practitioner reported a white-yellow macular lesion in the left eye with suspicions of an inherited condition, given the patient’s father had a long history of vision loss.
This exciting research project, being funded by Macular Disease Foundation Australia’s Research Grants Program, is looking at the potential to use existing drugs to treat macular oedema.
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