Festive Appeal 2023

Will you help shine a light on genetic eye disease?

Your gift this festive season of will help provide hope to families like Sam’s for a clearer path to a brighter future.

Sam is a vibrant and happy 11 year old who doesn’t let his low vision and photophobia – which causes intense eye discomfort in bright light – slow him down.

Wearing his special glasses which include a coloured filter so he can see, Sam can now admire the clouds. But it wasn’t always this way for Sam and his parents Ronelle and Dave, who struggled to get a diagnosis for Sam’s complex genetic condition.

Research and trials are happening at this very moment in multiple labs and clinics at CERA, giving hope to those living with inherited retinal diseases like Sam.

Improving the overall understanding of inherited retinal diseases will lead to an improvement in diagnosis of rare conditions, as well as helping us find cures for more common conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

With your support, we can provide clarity to families like Sam’s by hastening diagnosis of genetic eye diseases.

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With your support, there’s hope in sight. Your tax-deductible donation helps us continue world-leading vision research to find ways to prevent people from going blind.

Be a light for people living with eye disease. From just $15 a month, your tax-deductible donation will help us continue world-leading research to find ways to prevent vision loss and blindness.

Or call us on 1300 737 757 to donate over the phone.

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Sky’s the limit

Sam’s parents struggled for years to obtain a diagnosis for his condition, but genetic research at CERA is finding answers.

Your tax-deductible donation today will help us unwrap sight saving discoveries for generations to come. Each donation – no matter how little – builds on what has gone before and gives momentum to tomorrow’s breakthroughs with real life impact.

Thank you for supporting our 2023 Festive appeal

From everyone at CERA, we are truly grateful for your support of research with real-life impact.

Every donation, whatever the size, brings our researchers closer to discoveries that could help preserve sight for many Australians. Thank you for helping us bring hope to people affected by vision loss and blindness.