About the Launceston Eye Institute

About the Launceston Eye Institute

As our major sponsor we would like to share a little more about them:

Launceston Eye Institute

Launceston Eye Institute was established in 2008 in South Launceston in the redeveloped Paton and Baldwin building in Thistle Street West.   Whilst maintaining the external appearance of the building the interior was renovated to provide a modern and spacious medical facility for the  rapidly advancing field of Ophthalmology.  Technology is of prime importance and the equipment at Launceston Eye Institute allows care to remain at the leading edge.  Cataract, vitreoretinal, glaucoma, corneal and oculoplastics and general ophthalmology is of the highest standard.  Launceston Eye Institute has provided the only vitreoretinal service to the whole of Tasmania.  The ophthalmologists at Launceston Eye Institute place high priority in participating in and supporting research projects.

Tasmanian Eye Institute, was established in 2008 to offer research and educational support  to  the Tasmanian community in ophthalmic health care.   Tasmanian Eye Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organization.  Support from the community and local organisations enable Tasmanian Eye Institute to continue its research program.

Current research projects include multicentre International and Australian trials assessing lucentis therapy in diabetic maculopathy and a multicentre Australian trial researching the effectiveness of Lucentis therapy for macular degeneration.   Tasmanian Eye Institute is also investigating Lucentis therapy to evaluate the effectiveness of macular degeneration treatment at Launceston Eye Institute.     Genetic research is being undertaken for conditions such as Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular hole.

By making a donation or bequest to Tasmanian Eye Institute you will be supporting us in our vision.  Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.  For more information about donations you may contact us.

gcooper@launcestoneye.com.au or  ph 63 441377


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