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.