Retinal disorders

Retinal disorders are a variety of diseases that cause visual impairment and sometimes blindness.


Many retinal disorders are age-related and it is estimated that more than 550,000 Australians aged 55 or older are living with impaired vision.

Retinal disorder research at WEHI

Our researchers are working to better understand the complexity of retinal disorders in order to prevent disease development, predict the outcome of the disease and find better treatments or cures. This research is being led by WEHI bioinformaticians who connect with international basic and clinical researchers.

Our bioinformaticians are:

  • Using systems biology approaches to analyse and combine large datasets to better understand the different subtypes of retinal disorders.
  • Working with international expert teams including medical doctors and scientists, The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and the MacTel Consortium, to translate our research more rapidly into better health outcomes.
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