Cystic Fibrosis organisations in Australia provide support and services to people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and their carers and families. This is complemented by a commitment to research and a quality improvement program focussing on improved clinical care for people with CF.
Every four days a baby is born in Australia with cystic fibrosis (CF) and more than one million Australians are carriers of cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA) is committed to improving clinical practice and patient outcomes through its quality improvement programmes and research with the aim of extending life expectancy from 47 to 55 years by 2025.
Cystic Fibrosis is a recessive genetic condition. It primarily affects the lungs and digestive system because of a malfunction in the exocrine system, responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus.
In addition to working for a cure, Cystic Fibrosis Australia also provides support and advocacy to improve the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. Get involved by raising awareness about CF, participating in a fundraising event or volunteering.
Cystic Fibrosis Australia has established a consistent approach to advocacy across Australia and is now a subject matter expert for government, industry and the media.
The Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust (ACFRT) is managed by Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA). Since 1989 it has funded more than 300 projects valued at over $6,000,000.
Visit the media room to browse through number of resources including media representatives, press releases and reports.
CF-related diabetes can result in retinopathy, ongoing degradation of the retina. However the affects of cystic fibrosis (CF) on the eyes and vision are complicated by a number of possible causes and subordinate conditions.
Adaptation to dark and dim lighting conditions can be impaired in individuals living with CF. Impaired adaptation to dim lighting, known as Nyctalopia, can have particularly stringent lifestyle impacts on those living in hotter countries like Australia where transitions between bright and dim environments are common and rapid.
One of the more common eye problems resulting from cystic fibrosis as a condition is Xeropthalmia. Xeropthalmia involves a hardening of the mucus in the tear duct and around the eye. It is caused by a Vitamin A deficiency and can result in both vision impairment and ongoing personal discomfort.
CF and Vision: