Save Sight Institute is proud to partner with a number of important organisations that share a similar goal of eliminating blindness, and who can each contribute in unique and important ways to our operations.
Save Sight Institute is a research centre of The University of Sydney, and incorporates the discipline of ophthalmology which is responsible for the teaching of ophthalmology and research skills to undergraduate and postgraduate medical, ophthalmology, research and vision science students.
Through the discipline of ophthalmology, Save Sight Institute is responsible for training 80% of ophthalmologists in NSW.
Save Sight Institute is located on the historic and central premises of Sydney Eye Hospital on Macquarie Street in Sydney. This co-location in the CBD vision hub has important benefits for the treatment of patients and for clinical trials and research.
Save Sight Institute is also responsible for operating the Sydney Eye Hospital’s large lucentis injection clinic for patients suffering from macular degeneration.
Since 2000 the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (previously known as Sydney Foundation for Medical Research) has provided the Save Sight Institute with critical funding, enabling the continuation and expansion of laboratory and clinical research projects.
The Foundation’s philosophy is that medical research is a social investment, and the Save Sight Institute is proud to partner with this visionary organisation.
In 1985, Save Sight Institute was established with seed funding provided by the Lions NSW/ACT Save Sight Foundation. This support has continued over the years, with the Lions Clubs providing critical funding for clinical equipment and technology to assist with patient care. The generous and hard-working volunteers who are at the heart of Lions Clubs have played a key role in making Save Sight Institute what it is today.
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