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    Applications for the 2021 Research Grants program have closed. Grant recipients, who will share a $1m funding pool, will be announced in May.

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    Macular research clinical trials

    The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) teamed up with MDFA’s webinar series for the latest research updates on AMD, including how you can take part in vision research.

    Grant Family Fund bequest: Lasting legacy to ‘best mates’

    Faye Grant included MDFA in her Will. Her bequest is now funding vital, innovative research into macular disease through the Grant Family Fund.

    Million-dollar funding for macular disease research on World Sight Day

    MDFA will award $1 million in its latest round of research funding. It also announced a new stream of ‘blue sky’ grant funding.

    Scientists test potential drug developed in Australia

    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.

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    Vision Voice Autumn 2020 out now

    The Autumn 2020 edition of Vision Voice includes an update on the Medicare Benefits Schedule review, plus we farewell our Patron Ita Buttrose.

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    Vision Voice Summer 2019 out now

    The latest edition of our community newsletter, Vision Voice summer 2019, is about to hit letterboxes around Australia.

    Researcher Dr Zhichao Wu

    Researcher Dr Zhichao Wu is investigating techniques to better identify who is at high risk of progressing to late stage wet AMD.

    Researcher Dr Audra Shadforth

    Dr Audra Shadforth has been awarded MDFA Research Grant Program funding for an investigatory project looking at AMD from a new angle.

    Prof Alex Brown Dream Project

    Prof Alex Brown’s DREAM Project received a 2019 MDFA Research Grant for his project on diabetes, vision loss and Indigenous Australians.