New stem cell models for ageing and eye diseases
Using stem cell modelling, University of Melbourne researchers have developed genetic roadmaps for two of the world’s leading causes of irreversible blindness.
The Indigenous eye-care gap is closing, but not fast enough
The Indigenous community-led approach to COVID-19 is a lesson in closing the gap on vision but government support is needed, say University of Melbourne experts
A vision for the future
Associate Professor Penny Allen helped implant Australia’s first bionic eye, but the University of Melbourne expert says the future is even more exciting.
Can we close the gap on blindness by 2020?
The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision is improving eye health for Indigenous Australians, but University of Melbourne research finds more needs to be done.
Mapping eye disease
Researchers, including the University of Melbourne, have created the world’s most detailed atlas of the genetics of the human retina to help prevent blindness.
Reversing irreversible blindness
Using innovative approaches, University of Melbourne Professor Keith Martin hopes restore sight and reduce the burden of blinding eye disease around the world.
The ethical future of bionic vision
The ethics of bionic vision for eye disease are cloudy, but a University of Melbourne expert says it's important that patients understand the risks attached.
Closing the Gap for vision
Blindness impacts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people disproportionately, but according a University of Melbourne report, real progress is being made.
Laser device will see what the eyes cannot
Spotting hazards like potholes is difficult for those with vision impairments - but a new laser device could change that, giving users greater independence.