The surgical skills laboratory with a full anatomy license offers space for innovative research.
Research undertaken in the laboratory has resulted in more efficient use of corneas, whereby donated corneas can be used to treat many more patients than was possible previously. This research resulted in an award to Dr Gregory Moloney from the American Association of Corneal Surgery.
Other research has investigated developing a prosthesis that holds promise for sustaining vision longer than it ever has been before in the case of corneal disease untreatable by corneal graft. One recent case was recently reported in the media: http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/05/08/18/53/sydney-grandma-can-see-for-the-first-time-in-almost-five-decades-after-rare-surgery
The foundation has provided funding to support research in other settings, such as research into the isolation of stem cells and treatments for dry eye.