Sydney Medical School

Save Sight Institute

Save Sight Institute is a centre of the University of Sydney located on the campus of Sydney Eye Hospital. The Institute is active in three major areas: research, patient care and teaching.

Established in 1985 under the leadership of Emeritus Professor Frank Billson, with seed funding from the Lions Clubs of NSW, the Institute was initially located in the teaching unit of the Crown Street Women’s Hospital.

In 1997 the Save Sight Institute moved to the south block of Sydney Eye Hospital (which had previously housed hospital wards) and fundraising was undertaken to refurbish the area, commission laboratories and establish clinical areas.

In 2008 Professor Peter McCluskey was appointed Director, and in 2010 the Institute became a formal research centre of the University of Sydney.

Save Sight Institute employs over 100 people across a range of research, clinic and teaching roles, and cares for more than 6,000 patients with eye disorders.

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Incredible gift means a cure is in sight

An anonymous donation will have an enormous impact

Most of us walk through life never having to think about the fact that we can see clearly. But for many Australians, loss of vision is a real problem – and it can be especially scary when it comes out of the blue.

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iFixPen to revolutionise the treatment of corneal ulcers

Researchers at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney, NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service and the University of Wollongong are revolutionising the treatment of corneal ulcers with the development of a new iFixPen. Led by Professor Gerard Sutton, the iFixPen is an innovative delivery system for a specially designed “ink” that can treat corneal ulcers by promoting wound healing.

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