Patient Stories

  • 29 Jun, 2023

Ukrainian refugee finds safe haven and restored sight in Queensland

Queensland Eye Institute’s Associate Professor Anthony Kwan has performed thousands of cataract surgeries, restoring sight in Queensland and the Uni...

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  • 16 Aug, 2022

Heroes do not always wear capes

Earlier this year, a local primary school had a hero day to raise money for the flood appeal throughout Queensland. Many students would have dressed u...

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  • 21 Apr, 2022

Hope in Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials give hope to so many people. Giselle is currently sixth months into a clinical trial for her vision loss. Keen to be ‘part of the so...

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  • 26 May, 2021

Help Us Help Max

450,000 Australians are impacted by vision loss in 2021 To those who meet him, Max George appears to be a regular, happy one year old. On first impres...

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  • 23 May, 2019

Please read little Oscar’s story and help make a difference this tax year

By the age of five, Oscar had endure over 15 operations to control his congenital glaucoma. He has now sadly developed a cataract in his glaucoma affe...

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  • 17 May, 2018

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 w...

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  • 03 Mar, 2018

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 w...

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  • 13 Nov, 2017

Jason was born with 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 com...

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  • 16 Oct, 2017

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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  • 07 Dec, 2015

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 the impact it ha...

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