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Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

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Queensland Eye Institute (QEI)

Eye researcher in laboratory

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

Lead researchers

Organisation type

  • Not-for-profit

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Last updated:
3 June 2019