Michael O'Connor leads world-first cataract research

A team of researchers led by THRI member Dr Michael O'Connor is on track to significantly improve the lives of children and adults with cataracts thanks to their development of a world-first process able to generate light-focusing lenses from stem cells.

This discovery enables Dr O’Connor’s research team to make thousands of human micro-lenses in the lab that are highly similar to lenses in the eye; a process which could prove life changing for millions of people.

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Dr O'Connor was recently interviewed on ABC Radio and 2SER Radio about the possible impact of this research. You can listen to the interviews here:

ABC Radio interview | ABC online video (opens in a new window) | 2SER Radio interview (opens in a new window)