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    The latest funding round now brings MDFA’s commitment to macular disease research to $5.8 million across 35 projects since 2011.

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    Fred Chen with a patient

    From the lab to the clinic: A/Prof Fred Chen

    MDFA Research Grant recipient A/Prof Fred Chen is working to find treatments and establish clinical pathways for patients with Stargardt disease.

    In the lab with A/Prof Wilson Heriot

    Is there a link between anti-malarial medication and macular degeneration?

    Prof Robyn Guymer conducting an eye exam

    Prof Robyn Guymer: Describing AMD

    With funding from MDFA’s Research Grants Program, Prof Robyn Guymer developed a new suite of state-of-the-art techniques to better describe early AMD.

    Prof Damien Harkin in the lab

    With an MDFA Research Grant, Professor Damien Harkin undertook a novel research project using a protein extracted from silk as a form of scaffold on which to grow new retinal tissue,

    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”.