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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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    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.

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    $600,000 to researchers on World Sight Day

    MDFA has awarded a further $600,000 to three leading researchers on World Sight Day 2019.

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    On the frontline with AMD

    If money was no object, Gillian Cameron would gather the best research minds from across the globe and ask them to focus on fixing macular disease.

    New WA Research Centre for Juvenile Macular Disease

    MDFA Research Grant recipient Dr Fred Chen will head a new Centre of Research Excellence in juvenile macular disease.

    New sight saving resources for residential aged care

    A report and new digital training tools aim to improve understanding of eye health and vision loss in Australia’s residential aged care facilities.

    MDFA position statement re 2RT laser.

    MDFA position statement re 2RT laser.

    2017 Research Grant awards

    Three leading macular disease researchers have been awarded $600,000 in research Macular Disease Foundation Australia grants.