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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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    Lorin Nicholson with his son Tom

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    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 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.

    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”.

    Investigating blood supply and AMD

    Associate Professor Chi Luu is being funded by MDFA to investigate the relationships between blood supply to the retina, photoreceptor health and AMD phenotypes.

    Quality of life and AMD

    With an MDFA research grant Dr Sheela Kumaran is investigating the independence, emotional wellbeing, and all-round quality of life of people living with AMD.

    Investigating macular oedema

    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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