Eye disease and research

Vision Australia is a members of the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA). CERA was established in 1996 and is dedicated to eliminating major eye diseases that cause vision loss and blindness, and reduce their impact in the community.

The other members are:

The University of Melbourne
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Vision Australia
The Victorian Lions Foundation
CBM Australia
The Ansell Ophthalmology Foundation
Glaucoma Australia

CERA together with the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology makes up Australia’s leading eye research group, internationally renowned for its research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of eye diseases, vision loss and blindness.

Through formal affiliation with the University of Melbourne and strong links to the College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) CERA contributes to clinical teaching and research training for the next generation of eye specialists.

CERA and the University Department enjoy a close working relationship with the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital where it is located. This setting provides an integrated environment for translational clinical research that makes a practical difference to patients’ lives.

You can read more about CERA's research areas on their website.

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