CERA

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Our impact

Our work would simply not be possible without the support of generous individuals and organisations. Your donation will directly contribute to world-leading research that improves the lives of people living with eye disease.

Hope in sight


Transformational philanthropy

Connie Kimberley and Craig Kimberley AM

CERA is incredibly grateful for the support of the Kimberley Family Foundation, which has donated $1 million to glaucoma research.

Supporter stories

Judith and Brian Gilpin

Judith and Brian are valued supporters of CERA’s vision research. They hope they can help future generations with eye conditions such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.

Dorothea Carmichael

“CERA’s vision is close to my heart. That’s why I chose donations instead of presents for my 90th birthday,” says Dorothea.

Patient stories

Austin O’Connor-Stubbs

Austin suddenly lost his central vision as a teenager due to a rare genetic condition. Nevertheless, he remains positive about the future.

Patricia Keith

Patricia, a retired ophthalmic nurse, took part in a world-first trial at CERA for a new treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Desmond De Klerk

Desmond took part in a clinical trial at CERA, playing an important role in the future of glaucoma treatment.

David Knight

David first became aware and interested in ageing eye disease when his mother became blind with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Researcher stories

‘Blue sky’ breakthroughs

Dr Raymond Wong explains how philanthropic funding has made all the difference to his innovative stem cell research.

Common pathways from rare diseases

Dr Isabel Lopez Sanchez is building a global reputation in mitochondrial research, particularly in a disease called Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON).

Repairing the eye’s ‘window’

Since completing his PhD on how to engineer corneal tissue in 2015, Dr Karl Brown continues to work with the CERA team to make laboratory-grown corneal transplants a reality.

For more information about supporting our work, please email us or call 1300 737 757 to speak with a member of the Philanthropy & Fundraising Team.