Research Grants Program
Glaucoma Australia is committed to supporting research in an effort to eliminate glaucoma blindness.
You can contribute to this research by making a tax deductible donation to Glaucoma Australia today.
Glaucoma Australia is committed to supporting research which focuses on the following four domains which are framed around on our bold mission ‘to eliminate glaucoma blindness’.
1. Increasing the rate and reliability of early detection of glaucoma
2. Improving the treatment experience
3. Improving the quality and experience of monitoring the condition for progression and maintaining better population wide statistics
4. Providing management tools to improve the quality of life for people with glaucoma.
The William A Quinlivan Research Fund was established in 2006 and now has over $1.8M in assets. Since its inception, Glaucoma Australia has committed $934,527.00 to support Australian glaucoma researchers across a diverse range of projects.
A long term strategy has been implemented to substantially add to our research funds over time.
Finding a “cure” for all the variants of glaucoma is a global, multi-disciplinary, long term endeavour. For the foreseeable future, we will focus on areas where we can make a difference, and these are the principles we will apply.
Glaucoma Australia prefers:
Over the last 25 years we have changed our thinking about glaucoma – whereas once it was considered to be a degenerative disease of aging, we now view glaucoma as a complex genetic disease.
The future looks brighter for Australians with glaucoma with recent advances in surgical treatment and upcoming improvements in drug delivery likely to improve treatment adherence and efficiency.
New technologies and collaborative care are improving the quality of life of patients with glaucoma. Advances in the diagnosis, as well as medical and surgical treatments, are paving the way for patients to maintain their vision with glaucoma.
The next round of grants for research commencing in 2021 is expected to open on 1 June 2020, and close on 1 September 2020.
Previously Awarded Grants
View the complete list of previously awarded grants, recipients and research projects.