CERA researcher wins prestigious Ramaciotti grant

Associate Professor Lyndell Lim of the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) is one of five recipients of the 2016 Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants.


These important grants, worth up to $150,000, are awarded to early career scientists to support translational health or medical research with a path to clinical application within five years.

Associate Professor Lim leads the Clinical Trials Research Centre at CERA. Her main research interests are clinical studies in the field of uveitis and ocular immunology, and diabetic retinopathy. Her team runs both investigator initiated and sponsored clinical trials that aim to find new treatments for a variety of ophthalmic disease.

Associate Professor Lim received a grant for research that will improve cataract surgery outcomes in patients with Diabetic Macular Oedema.

“Cataracts and diabetic retinopathy are leading causes of vision loss in Australia and both conditions often co-exist,” said Associate Professor Lim.

“Determining the best treatment for patients with diabetes-related eye disease undergoing cataract surgery is a vital area for research and I am thrilled to have been awarded this grant,” she said.

Previous Ramaciotti Award winners have developed the world’s first cervical cancer vaccines and the cochlear implant. These awards highlight the significant impact that philanthropy can have on the wellbeing of millions of people.