Vision Expo 2024 – Stand 1

Visual neurovascular research

About our research

The retina is a complex layer of cells at the back of the eye. It requires an adequate supply of oxygen and nutrients from surrounding blood vessels to function correctly. If this blood supply is inadequate, it can damage the retina and lead to vision loss.

Over 800,000 Australians and 150 million people worldwide are affected by retinal neurodegenerative diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy,  and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Our team investigates how blood is distributed in the retina to help prevent and treat these diseases.

What you’ll see

View images of nanotubes that are less than a micron in size that we capture using state-of-the-art microscopes. These images help us to better understand our research.

Talk to us about

How our work relates to neurodegenerative diseases in the retina and brain, like glaucoma, ischemic retinopathy and stroke.