Australian-first survey gets green light to tackle blindness and vision impairment

MEDIA RELEASE. Australia is one step closer to eliminating blindness and vision impairment following a Federal Government funding announcement for a major survey that will map the prevalence of eye conditions nationally.

Diabetes and Eye Health Project – A blog by Amelia Lake

July 14 – 20 is National Diabetes Week and I’d like to tell you about one of the fantastic Vision Initiative activities: the Diabetes and Eye Health project. This project aims to increase rates of eye examinations in people with type 2 diabetes, and to improve the early detection and management of diabetic retinopathy – a condition that can lead to blindness in people with diabetes. It is being conducted as a collaboration between Vision 2020 Australia, Diabetes Australia – Victoria and The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes.