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Info for People with Diabetes and the Wider Community

Olympian Andrew Gaze and his Team do their bit to Promote the Prevention of Diabetic Retinopathy

K Mart Tigers Team

In response to an aging population the importance of addressing the causes of vision impairment is becoming more urgent.

The amount of visual impairment and blindness is shown to increase three fold with each decade of age.

The number of Australians who will become vision impaired or needlessly blind will double in the next twenty years.

The situation is made worse by inequalities in the provision of services and a lack of awareness of the services and treatments available.

The incidence and impact of vision loss can be reduced significantly particularly amongst high risk groups through increased awareness of:

One specific initiative addressing the above was the involvemnt of the Melbourne K Mart Tigers and Olympian Andrew Gaze in promoting awareness of diabetic retinopathy in the community.

References:Vision 2020 Australia - National Eye Health Strategy, Centre for Eye Research Australia - Eye Care for the Community

More photos:

Andrew Gaze having his eyes tested 

Andrew Gaze getting involved

Andrew Gaze Speaking out on Diabetic Retinopathy

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ICEE - International Centre for Eyecare Education

ICEE Media Release

Redfern Aboriginal Eye Care Clinic

RVEEH Retinopathy Poster

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Olympian Andrew Gaze and his Team do their bit to Promote the Prevention of Diabetic Retinopathy

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