Patient Stories

Give the gift of sight this Christmas

Give the gift of sight this Christmas

Maintaining the small vision Phoebe has would be a dream outcome. Preventative glaucoma research gives her hope that she will get to see her children grow up.

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John's battle

John's battle

An army military veteran including the Cambodian and Balkans conflicts, John Weiland did not expect to be fighting a losing battle on the home front with his eyesight.

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The Foden Family's courageous battle with eye disease

The Foden Family's courageous battle with eye disease

The impact vision loss has on little Kain, his parents, and his three older brothers is immeasurable.

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Medical research is the greatest gift

Medical research is the greatest gift

Today, Phoebe's story is testament that medical research is worth the investment.

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Give to glaucoma research

Give to glaucoma research

Gloria's glaucoma reached the stage where she have to prove that her sight is good enough to drive.

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Terror of Vision Loss

Terror of Vision Loss

For Jane Dodds, QEI Foundations Community Relations Manager, the changes to her vision were happening very quickly. Little did she realise, the worst was yet to come.

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Catherine wants a life to watch her grandchildren grow

Catherine wants a life to watch her grandchildren grow

I was only 65. I was terrified that like my grandmother I could be going blind.

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Alexandra's Christmas Wish

Alexandra's Christmas Wish

Alexandra, was born with congenital glaucoma, stromal stem cell research might hold the key to one day help patients like Alexandra.

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Blackout a blessing for Marten

Blackout a blessing for Marten

When Marten's left eye vision blacked out for ten minutes, he didn't know he was about to have a stroke.

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Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjogren's Syndrome

For Wilma Puntigam, a 66-year old woman with Sjogren's Syndrome, the simplest of tasks seem impossible.

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