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2021

What's happening at the Save Sight Institute

Stay up to date with community and research news.

Q&A with a Macula Specialist

Macula Month (May) raises awareness about macular degeneration, one of the most common causes of irreversible blindness. We chatted to Professor Mark Gillies, Director of the Save Sight Institute’s Macula Research Group, to find out what macular degeneration is and how research at SSI could help improve treatment options and patient outcomes.

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A keen eye for science

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) celebrates women in STEM and encourages young women to pursue their passion in science, and other STEM fields. To mark the occasion, we spoke to Pauline Khoo, a PhD student and researcher from the Save Sight Institute and Save Sight Registries about her work, and why she decided to pursue a career in research.

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Trialling new “heads up” enhanced 3D microscopes

Improving precision in complex eye surgeries

The Professorial Unit at Save Sight is trialling new enhanced 3D microscopes, which allow more precise intraocular surgery in complex cataract, glaucoma, corneal and vitreretinal surgery. 

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Improving eye care for remote Top End Indigenous communities

Exploring a community based model of eye health care

For remote communities, access to health care is often costly and time consuming. With the support of Professor Peter McCluskey, Drs Tharmalingam Mahendrarajah and Nishantha Wijesinghe improved eye health care access by funding OCT machines and implementing medical retina and injection clinics in Top End Indigenous communities. 

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