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  1. 17 November 2019 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  2. 11 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 26 August 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. Podcast1 May 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  5. 12 November 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    On track to ending avoidable blindness

    The fight to end preventable blindness among Indigenous Australians has made “unbelievable strides” – and a University of Melbourne expert continues the push.

  6. 5 December 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  7. 30 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 31 January 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    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.