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NHMRC Grants for CERA

Professor Mingguang He and Dr Stuart Keel (Centre for Eye Research Australia) have been awarded National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grants.

The grants provide funding for five years, supporting innovative research to improve screening for major eye diseases in Australia, particularly through artificial intelligence (AI).

Professor He has led a team of researchers to develop and pilot test an automated AI screening tool to detect signs of diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, agerelated macular degeneration and cataracts. He intends to develop an advanced AI system that could help predict disease outcomes and prognosis.

With the support of his NHMRC Fellowship, Dr Keel will continue his focus on diabetic eye disease, with the goal of improving the uptake of regular eye screening by Australians with diabetes.

A key component will include evaluating the effectiveness of KeepSight and researching the clinical adoption of AI systems for diabetic retinopathy screening, including in regional and remote locations.