Tasmanian Ophthalmic Biobank

The Tasmanian Ophthalmic Biobank is a unique resource that allows researchers seeking to make breakthroughs about the causes of and treatments for eye disease to access samples from people both with and without eye disease.

By comparing samples of people with eye disease to those without there is the potential to figure out what is different about the genes or proteins of those with eye disease, which means we might be able figure out better test for and treat these conditions.

We are currently seeking new participants.

If you are interested in learning more about the biobank, please read our Information Pamphlet and watch our video below.

Becoming a participant

We are seeking people both with and without known eye disease aged over the age of 18 to contribute to the biobank.

If you are interested in discussing becoming a participant and contributing to the Tasmanian Ophthalmic Biobank then please book an appointment here or contact us on (03) 6226 4731

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us on (03) 6226 4731 or by email at alex.hewitt@utas.edu.au

For independent advice or if you have any complaints about how this project is being conducted or any questions about your rights as a research participant then you may contact the Human Research Ethics Committee (Tasmania) on (03) 6226 7479