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"You have two hands, one to help yourself, the second to help others" - Audrey Hepburn
Tasmanian Eye Institute (TEI) is excited to announce that with approvals now in place, work is about to commence on Australia’s first dedicated Ophthalmic Gene Therapy Centre. Tasmania has a long history of ophthalmic genetics research and TEI is a proud ambassador of Professor Alex Hewitt - a world-leading ophthalmic genetics expert based in Hobart, where the gene therapy centre will be located.
Alex is recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as one of Australia’s leading researchers and is eminently placed to provide these ground breaking gene therapies using CRISPR technology. CRISPR is highly targeted game-changing technology that is a major step towards reversing blindness and restoring the gift of vision. Building Alex’s gene therapy centre is critical because 60% of childhood blindness has a genetic basis and overall more than 1 in 6 of us will develop genetic eye disease in our lifetime.
Please take 5 minutes to watch the video below which outlines the project and why it so important.
This will show you why we need your help. To be able to restore the gift of vision we need your donation.
Tasmanian Eye Institute has the highest Australian Tax Office and Australian Charity NC charity status as a Public Benevolent Institute (PBI). This means all donations a fully tax-deductible and all philanthropic funds can also make donations.
Give the gift of vision by purchasing a pair of glasses. Your purchase will allow us to supply a pair of glasses to someone in need. For all of us vision is gold.
Help combat previously untreatable genetic eye diseases by making a donation to this life changing treatment.