Early detection, increased screening and improved treatment options that combat diabetic retinopathy (DR), a leading cause of blindness in South Australian Aboriginal communities, is the aim […]
The world’s most common vision problem myopia or short/near sightedness, which causes damage to the eye and even blindness, just got easier to assess. Progressive research […]
Flinders is at the forefront of finding solutions for glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. By 2020, glaucoma will affect 80 million people worldwide, […]
A person’s chance of developing glaucoma – the leading cause of blindness worldwide – could now be easier to predict following the discovery of new disease-related genes by Flinders researchers.
Flinders University researcher Dr Tiger Zhou has won a prestigious Lions Medical Research Foundation Scholarship in Medicine to search for genes that cause glaucoma.
The World Health Organisation’s most recent Global Burden of Disease register rates blindness as less of a burden than a pain of the neck.
Australia remains the only developed country in the world not to have eliminated trachoma, the leading cause of infectious blindness, despite recent progress in tackling the disease.
Two projects which tackle the leading causes of blindness and vision loss are among 13 projects sharing a total of $6,215,636 of NHMRC funding.