We thank you for enabling us to continue our research to save sight

Proceeds from Last Seen enable the Queensland Eye Institute Foundation (QEIF) to continue its research to save sight.

Over 13 million Australians have one or more chronic eye conditions with close to 500,000 a vision-impaired or blind. Around 90% of all blindness and vision impairment is preventable or treatable if detected early.

Queensland Eye Institute Foundation is Queensland’s largest independent academic research institute devoted to eye-related health and diseases and with your help, we can work towards new treatments and cures. At QEIF our mission is to reduce eye disease, improve eye health, and ultimately eliminate preventable blindness in the community. With no government funding, QEIF’s survival relies solely on the generosity of you and the community.

Research means hope

Right now, the most challenging issue for clinicians is identifying young people with potentially sight threatening eye diseases (genetic eye diseases) and then being able to offer the appropriate clinical trials and treatments.

The donation you make today could help thousands of Australians who are living with vision loss. The proceeds from Last Seen will support Queensland Eye Institute’s research focus on inherited eye diseases.  This will facilitate the creation and maintenance of Queensland’s first genetic eye diseases register to help identify, monitor and connect patients with inherited eye diseases (e.g. Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt Disease) to clinical trials. The proceeds will also contribute to developing our electrophysiological testing capabilities, a key component in the diagnosis of genetic eye diseases.

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Your donation will help us to purchase the latest equipment, develop better treatments, advance clinical trials of new treatments, improve eye health education and support talented students to become tomorrow’s leaders in eye research.

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