Our vision to advance healthcare in Australia and the world through research and international collaborations means we are constantly driving innovations in many fields.
Just some of the projects we’re working on include stem cell research for degenerative and regenerative therapy, gene therapy, biosensors and trackers, immunotherapy for cancer, 3D printing of human tissue, and applying artificial intelligence in preventative healthcare and telemedicine.
We are also committed to ongoing philanthropic initiatives to bring better healthcare to those who may not otherwise be able to access it.
Healthcare research is crucial for advancing medical knowledge, finding new ways to treat disease and providing better patient care.
As a specialist team with a passion for innovative patient-centric care, we are at the forefront of medical research and international collaboration. Our hospitals, clinics and research centres work together to give more patients access to the latest therapies.
One such partnership is between Sydney Retina and the Sydney Institute of Vision Science, with several research studies currently taking place in order to develop new treatments for retinal disease. These include studies into macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema.
Being conscious that quality healthcare is not available to all, doctors from our group regularly travel to developing countries to deliver medical treatment and other humanitarian aid to communities in need.
In October 2019, four of the group’s doctors – Associate Professor Andrew Chang, Dr Thomas Pham, Dr Ran Wan and Dr Thomas Hong – travelled to Cambodia to provide vision-restoring cataract surgery to underprivileged people. The project was in partnership with Australian Health Humanitarian Aid (AHHA) – a not-for-profit organisation that provides free eye surgery, medical treatment and dental care performed by Australian volunteer medical professionals. In 2019 alone, AHHA provided 503 eye surgeries, over 1000 dental treatments and distributed 1200 water filtration units to remote communities.