Support our Work Major Appeals Gene Therapy Appeal Donate Fundraise Gene therapy is a technique that uses genes to treat or prevent disease. Donate today to change somebody's outlook on life. Tasmanian Eye Institute is funding a dedicated ophthalmic gene therapy centre to be located in Hobart. This will be the first of its kind in Australia. 60% of blindness in infants is caused by inherited (genetic) eye diseases. To help combat this disease with ground breaking treatment we need your help. You will make a difference by donating to this amazing advancement in ophthalmic medical treatment.