Generous Bequest to the Save Sight Institute continues legacy of Di Mackintosh

Diana Mackintosh was described by her friends and family as a humble person, generously giving herself to all that she was passionate about, with a zest for life and a unique sense of humour. A teacher by trade and a traveller by nature, Di combined her passions travelling the world and teaching children, instilling them with her own love of life, independence, humour and compassion for others.

Her travels took her to Guam, Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, New Guinea, the United Kingdom, across much of Europe and United States and a seven-year teaching post in Canada.

“People think I have led a quiet life, but in truth, I was a very active person and was blessed with a profession that allowed me to travel and one which gave me great satisfaction. I have loved every minute of my life.”

Sadly, Di passed away in 2016 but in her passing, she has ensured her legacy of compassion and empathy for others with her generous bequest to the Macular Research Group at the Save Sight Institute. The Macular Research Group aims to develop new treatments to reduce the prevalence of blindness from macular disease through multidisciplinary, patient orientated, world class research.

Di’s sister Margaret presented Professor Mark Gillies with her bequest knowing that such a donation would help many people in the future.

Much of Save Sight Institute’s research is conducted due to the generosity of people like Di Mackintosh. If you would like more information on how to make a donation or make a bequest, please contact us at

30th Annual Registrar’s Conference: Medical Retina 2017

11 – 13 January 2017
Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney

Invited Speakers

Dr David Squirrell
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Greenlane Hospital

Dr Xavier Fagan
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Austin and Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospitals

Professor Mark Gillies
Director, Macula Research Group, Save Sight Insitute


Registration Rates

$545 Early Bird rate – until 14th November 2016
$645 Late rate
$445 Student rate

If you have any queries or would like to register please call 02 9382 7306.

Conference Programme