Save Sight Institute has received significant donations that will support further research into kerataconus and age related macular degeneration (AMD).
An anonymous donation of AU$100,000 to the Save Sight Institute will establish a scholarship for a PhD student to work with the Macular Research Group, directed by Professor Mark Gillies. The Group is on the frontline of research into new treatments for macular disease.
A donation of $300,000 was received by Larry Kornhauser, who was 12 years old when diagnosed with keratoconus, and has been donating to the Save Sight Institute since 2014.
Mr. Kornhauser’s donations helped establish the Save Sight Keratoconus Registry – the world’s first online database to collect information from patients and clinicians about the outcomes of keratoconus treatment. His latest gift will establish a new research associate position at the Institute. Once appointed, the associate will analyse the registry’s data and expand its reach nationally and internationally.