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Eyes on Diabetes - Discussing Diabetic Retinopathy

Useful Links for Health Professionals

Important information can be found on the websites of these associated Australian organsiations. Please take the time to make a visit.


Save Your Sight
What Is The Vision Initiative? The Vision Initiative is a new coordinated public eye health program implemented by Vision 2020 Australia in collaboration with partners in the eye health field. Its aim is to raise awareness of the importance of eye health among the general public, health and community sectors and government. The ultimate goal is to prevent avoidable vision loss and reduce the impact of vision impairment for all Australians. In October 2002, the Victorian Government provided $1.8 million over 3 years for the Vision Initiative to be developed in Victoria. The program is a comprehensive approach to encourage those at risk to have regular eye tests and ultimately aims to bring about individual, structural and social change in relation to eye health.


Diabetes - Inside Out
Developed by Helen Bauzon this is an interactive tool describing Type 2 Diabetes


Through this site you will find a wide range of up-to-date and quality assessed information on important health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma. We hope you will become a regular visitor to the site and make HealthInsite your first choice for health information.


Insulin Man
A teaching tool explaining diabetes in picture form for Diabetes Educators and their clients. Developed by Diabetes Educator Cath McNamara at the Mercy Hospital for Women in East Melbourne, Australia


Diabetic Retinopathy presentation
Presented by Dr Alex Harper,FRANZCO Dr Peter Coleman, Endocrinologist and Dr Ralph Audum, General Practitioner for Rural Health Education Foundation in June 2002


American Diabetes Association


Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind


Centre for Vision Research - Westmead Hospital


Rural Health Education Foundation


National Eye Institute (USA)


Australian Diabetes Society


Vision 2020 Australia


Vision Australia Foundation


Victorian College of Optometry


United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS)


Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital


Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists


Royal Australian College of General Practitioners


Queen Elizabeth Hospital Adelaide


Optometrists Association Australia


National Health & Medical Research Council


National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation


Lions Eye Health Program-Australia


International Diabetes Institute


Glaucoma Australia


Centre for Eye Research Australia


Australian Divisions of General Practice Ltd (ADGP)


Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA)


Diabetes Australia


More Info for Health Professionals

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Retinopathy Chart

Medicare and Optometry

Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind - Free Publications List

Royal Victorian Institute For the Blind - Services Booklet

Vision Australia

RVIB - Working with People who have Vision Loss

NHMRC Guidelines for Diabetic Retinopathy

ICEE - International Centre for Eyecare Education

ICEE Media Release

Redfern Aboriginal Eye Care Clinic

Lions Eye Health Program - Australia resource materials

Australian Lions Working with the Vietnamese Community

Eye and Ear Hospital Services

Australian Lions working with the Turkish Community

Professional Journals of Interest

RVEEH Retinopathy Poster

Diabetic retinopathy diagnosis and managment

Australian Optometrists detect Diabetic Retinopathy

What is Diabetes

National accredited Training Program - Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Maculopathy

Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy: A Planning & Resource Guide

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Relevant Eye Care Journal Articles

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