DIABETIC EYE DISEASE PROJECT
There are currently 45 million people worldwide with vision threatening diabetic retinopathy, which is expected to increase to 70million by the year 2040. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of preventable blindness in working age Australians. Most cases of vision impairment and blindness can be prevented through early detection and timely treatment.
In collaboration with Macular Disease Foundation of Australia, Sight For All is delivering community education sessions focused on diabetic eye disease.
To date these sessions have been delivered throughout regional South Australia and New South Wales to over 400 attendees.
You can also read more about Sight For All’s Diabetic Retinopathy Initiative here.