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To coincide with World sight day, the Rural Health Education Foundation will be broadcasting Eye health: a current view, on Tuesday 9 October 2012, RHC 600, 8:00 pm (AEDT).
The program examines the glaucoma guidelines, new treatments for macular degeneration, eye trauma and the common presentations in rural communities.
World sight day on 11 October will promote the need for regular eye tests and the fact that 75% of blindness and vision loss is preventable or treatable.
Approximately half of the eye related presentations to general practice are due to a foreign body in the eye and up to 30% of farm accident presentations to emergency departments are eye injuries.
Eye health: a current view presents the following key messages:
Duration: 60 minutes
Source: Rural Health Education Foundation