CERA

Glaucoma Appeal 2022

Share our vision to beat glaucoma

Did you know that glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide?

An estimated 300,000 Australians have glaucoma – with half not realising they have the disease.

We need your support to continue making new life-changing glaucoma therapies possible.

Please, donate today and share our vision to beat glaucoma.

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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.

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As an international leader in vision research, we are deeply committed to research with real-life impact. Together we work to achieve better treatments and faster diagnosis of eye conditions.

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Every time we see a face, admire a beautiful view, or read a book, it’s the result of the interaction between millions of tiny cells that send signals between our eyes and brain. Imagine if it began to fade.

Glaucoma is often called the ‘silent thief of sight’ because of the way it creeps up on patients. In the early stages, many people don’t realise they have the disease because vision loss occurs in their peripheral vision.

The first step to catching the thief of sight is to better understand the complex processes – biochemical, molecular, cellular and genetic – that enable us to see, and why they stop working.

At CERA, glaucoma research isn’t done by just one team or a small group of researchers. In fact, glaucoma research is so important that it crosses all areas and teams. Our researchers are investigating:

  • The use of Artificial Intelligence to develop better screening tools.
  • How changes in the DNA of the mitochondria (the tiny batteries which power our cells) could cause optic nerve damage.
  • How gene therapies could strengthen the optic nerve and protect it from damage.
  • How communication between cells enable us to see.

 

As we learn more about what causes glaucoma, we’ll fast-track the discovery of new sight-saving treatments.

Research is never done in isolation but by working together and having a shared vision — to put hope in sight for those affected by vision loss. Your donation will ensure that this vital and wide-ranging glaucoma research can continue and have real-life impact for patients.

Every donation will go directly to research moving us one step closer to finding a cure for glaucoma. Thank you for your support.

Meet the researchers tackling glaucoma

Starting with pre-clinical research in the lab all the way through to patient trials, CERA researchers are looking at ways to better understand glaucoma, improve diagnosis, and develop new treatments to save people’s sight.

Thank you for supporting our Glaucoma Appeal 2022

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 increase the success of glaucoma treatments and help preserve sight for many Australians.

Thank you for helping us bring hope to people affected by vision loss and blindness.