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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Make eye checks a priority for diabetes

Date posted: 14 October 2013

The Macular Disease Foundation Australia and Diabetes Australia are calling on all Australians living with diabetes and health professionals to make eye checks a priority. This follows the release of the report Out of sight:diabetic eye disease in Australia.

Julie Heraghty CEO of Macular Disease Foundation Australia said, 'Diabetes-related eye disease is the leading cause of blindness and serious vision loss in working aged Australians. People with diabetes are often unaware that they have retinopathy and the disease may progress to advanced stages without any noticeable effects on vision'.

Source: Diabetes Australia


Last updated: 16 October 2013
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