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Queensland Eye Institute (QEI)
The Queensland Eye Institute is the State’s only academic research institute devoted to eye related health and disease. Our doctors and scientists work side-by-side to discover the underlying causes of eye disease and find new or improved treatments. Bringing research and patient care together helps us turn possibilities into realities. Our research division is internationally recognised its work on artificial cornea, and orbital implants, both used in current clinical practice. The research laboratory is purpose built for investigating causes and treatments for glaucoma, macular degeneration and gene therapy research.
Key science sectors
Strengths and capabilities
- Opthalmic biomaterials and tissue engineering
- Polymer science
- Tissue engineering of the eye
- Antioxidant research
- Stem cell research
- Inflammation and tissue repair
- Biology of corneal stem cells
Facilities and major equipment
- Physical containment class 2 (PC2) laboratory
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
140 Melbourne St, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4101
- Professor Traian Chirial—Developed first soft artificial Cornea
Achievements of the centre
- QEI have been the first to use silk proteins as biomaterials in ophthalmic tissue engineering
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