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Dr Gunn joins the QEI Clinic

QEI is delighted to welcome Dr David Gunn, a Brisbane based ophthalmologist specialising in medical and surgical diseases of the cornea, complex...

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Protect your eyes from UV rays - expert tips by Dr Brendan Cronin

Did you know that 60% of Aussies say that going blind is worse than having a heart attack or losing a limb? Yet 62% of us are still putting our sight...

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Play for Purpose and win $1 million worth of prizes

QEI Foundation have partnered with Play for Purpose, a charity lottery which lets you play for over 11,000 amazing prizes valued over 1 million...

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Teaching tour in India

Education plays a vital part in our purpose of saving sight, and QEI brings together professionals with a common goal to gain new knowledge in vision...

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Movie Fundraiser - Crazy Rich Asians

We are delighted to announce that the Queensland Eye Institute Foundation will be hosting an EXCLUSIVE pre-release premier of Crazy Rich Asians, a...

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53 years of research

Earlier this year, QEI celebrated its 53rd anniversary – our journey began in 1965 when the Australian Foundation for the Prevention of...

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John Lowes joins the QEI Board

We are delighted to welcome John Lowes, who has a long history with QEI, as a Director of the QEI Foundation Board. John is a Special Counsel with...

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Meet Michelle and help us SAVE SIGHT

Michelle has been a patient of the QEI Clinic for almost 30 years. She was just six weeks old when she had two major surgeries after being diagnosed...

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World First Research To Treat Floppy Eyelid Syndrome

Researchers at QEI have developed a new treatment for floppy eyelid syndrome (FES), a condition related to obstructive sleep apnea – a sleeping...

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A New Device May Improve Lazy Eye

QEI conducts a new clinical trial that aims to improve Amblyopia. The study is looking to understand whether this new device can help treat...

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Our Cutting Edge Research Focus

Glaucoma, known as the Silent Thief of Sight, is a major cause of irreversible vision loss currently affecting over 64 million people globally. In the...

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Professor Jeff Dunn Joins The QEI Board

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jeff Dunn AO to the QEI Foundation Board. Jeff is Research Leader of Social and Behavioural Science at the...

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Retinal Eye Disease First For QEI

Patients with low vision due to retinal disease will be one step nearer to a clearer diagnosis with a first for Queensland. QEI now has the...

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Noel's Legacy

Over 40 million cells preserved for the Australian research industry. In the September edition of Eyecure, QEI highlighted the story of Pam and Noel...

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QEI's Purpose

QEI’s purpose is to SAVE SIGHT by providing innovation and excellence in research, education and clinical care…. View the infographic...

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Congenital Glaucoma

Jason has congenital glaucoma. Blind in one eye since birth, he now has just 10% sight left in his other eye. Tragically, he could wake up any day...

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We're two people with one pair of eyes

Seeing the same movie twice at the cinema is something people do because they love a film. For Pam and Noel, it was something they did out of love for...

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Commercialising our research

The Queensland Eye Institute Foundation is well on the way to commercialising three of its research projects. This is where research is transformed...

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Dr Kehdi joins QEIF

The Queensland Eye Institute Foundation is delighted to welcome Dr Elias Kehdi as an eye surgeon with a special interest in children’s eye...

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Introducing Jemma

The Queensland Eye Institute Foundation Board is responsible for defining our purpose and strategy whilst ensuring every dollar we receive is put to...

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Fundraising Highlights

Queenslanders were encouraged to run for eye health during September in a new Brisbane fun run organised by the Queensland Chinese United Council. The...

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DME patients needed for clinical trials

The Queensland Eye Institute is currently looking for participants to join the important study. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Anthony...

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5 minutes with Dr Sharma

Dr Sharma took 5 minutes of his busy schedule to tell you a little about how he has come to be working in Brisbane and what really interested him in...

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ARVO HEADS TO BRISBANE. A first for Australia

Eye research and clinical care was top of the agenda at the biennial Asia-Pacific Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting...

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More than a cool accessory, sunnies can save your sight

Proper sunglasses are key to protecting your eyes from sun-related damage, and they should be worn anytime you are outdoors including when you are at...

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Run For Eye Health

The September 10 charity fun run is being organised by Queensland Chinese United Council to celebrate the organisation’s 10 Year Anniversary and...

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QEI At The Cutting Edge Of Stem Cell Research

Dr Allison Sutherland Senior Scientist at the Queensland Eye Institute immediately garners respect from all who meet her. Quietly spoken and with a...

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Repairing damaged eye tissue in AMD: steps towards the Holy Grail^!

Queensland Eye Institute (QEI) researchers recently released a journal article entitled ‘A Bruch’s membrane substitute fabricated from...

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The Queensland Eye Institute Settles in for the Next 50 Years

2016 saw the successful culmination of the first 50 years of the Queensland Eye Institute Foundation, and 10 years for the Queensland Eye Institute...

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Innovation: the hallmark of the Queensland Eye Institute

Australians tend to be a proud lot. Although we don’t have the overt patriotism of the United States or the fervour and passion of some other...

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Breakthrough in vision research may help to prevent vision loss; a great Christmas gift

The Queensland Eye Institute in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology has bioengineered a range of unique antioxidant therapies...

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Blindness, loss of vision: it will never happen to me

Anna was 50 when she lost most of her sight, leaving only a small window of peripheral vision…. ‘I couldn’t even begin to describe...

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Not just a Queensland Institute; a Queensland Institution!

Celebrating the Queensland Eye Institute's 50th Birthday in 2015 Australia has changed in many ways since 1965. At that time, Sir Robert Menzies...

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Opening of a new eye centre sets sight's on a clear vision for the future

Queensland Eye Institute will this week officially open its new premises at 140 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane. Spread over 4000m2, the five level...

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Talented young QEI scientist awarded scholarship for ground breaking eye research

Queensland Eye Institute is excited to announce Ms Audra Shadforth, one our talented postgraduate students, has been awarded a Dora Lush Biomedical...

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Queensland Eye Institute moves to new premises and sets sights on vision for the future

In a move to expand its research, education and clinical care services, Queensland Eye Institute has relocated to a strategically positioned new...

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New hope for patients with macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in Australia, affecting one in seven people over the age of 50. The impact of this disease that...

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The perfect environment to foster excellent research

Dr Audra Shadforth has just completed her PhD at the Queensland Eye Institute. I’ve worked with many PhD students, graduates, undergraduates and...

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The Queensland Eye Institute Remembers Mr Desmond Hancock

This week the Queensland Eye Institute Foundation said a sad farewell to former Chairman, Mr Desmond Hancock. Des was appointed a Director of the...

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