ORIA – SUPPORTING MACULAR DEGENERATION RESEARCH THROUGH THE RICHARD AND INA HUMBLEY FOUNDATION

The ORIA is delighted to announce the first two ORIA/Richard and Ina Humbley Foundation Grants which have just commenced from the beginning of 2017.  The two project recipients are:

Dr Fred Chen from the Lions Eye Institute in Perth for his project Stem Cell Therapy for Age Related Macular Degeneration, and

Dr Jia Jia Lek, from CERA in Melbourne, for Reticular pseudo-drusen (RPD):  A high-risk factor for vision loss in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  Dr Lek is also one of three New Investigators receiving project funding support during 2017.

The generous legacy from the Humbleys will be used annually in support of research into macular degeneration.