Lions Eye Institute
|Business Name||Lions Eye Institute|
|Type of Business||Healthcare and Research|
|Address||2 Verdun Street Nedlands, 6009|
|Contact Name||David Mackey|
|Description||The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) core activities are to provide:
• International-standard (World class) specialist ophthalmic services to patients;
• World leading research and technical development to prevent or cure blindness;
• Highest quality teaching of the science and medical skills; and
• Community service aimed at early detection and prevention of blinding eye disease.
Today LEI employs 180 scientists, clinicians and support staff and incorporates Australia’s largest eye medical practice. LEI conducts first class scientific research into blindness and our research teams have made, and continue to make, a number of internationally-important discoveries with the potential to deliver better eye health to the global community.
The Institute also houses the Lions Eye Bank, Western Australia’s only donor eye tissue facility, the Lions Save-Sight Foundation (LSSF) and The Australian Foundation for The Prevention of Blindness Trust. The LSSF continues to endow the Lions Chair in Ophthalmology at the University of Western Australia to foster and co-ordinate research into blinding eye diseases and conditions. This close relationship with the UWA has been maintained through the establishment in 1994 of the Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, with independent University status within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services.