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Information for People with Diabetes and the Wider Community

What is Diabetes

Published on 23 October 2002

Diabetes Mellitus is present when there is too much glucose in the blood. Insulin is a hormone that lowers glucose levels in the blood. Glucose (a form of sugar) is the main source of f…

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Diabetic retinopathy diagnosis and managment

Published on 11 October 2002

Oceania Retina Association Contents Structure and function of the eye Definition and classification of diabetic retinopathy Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy …

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RVEEH Retinopathy Poster

Published on 8 October 2002

[RVEEH Poster] PDF: The RVEEH Retinopathy Poster is available as a PDF Document    For users who are visually impaired, the textual contents of the poster follow …

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Consumer Guide-NHMRC

Published on 30 July 2002

Diabetes and your Eyes For a full copy of the Consumer Guideline please visit the NH&MRC website at www.health.gov.au/nhmrc/publications/pdfcover/cp53covr.htm [NHMRC Consumer Guide]  PD…

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Australian Lions working with the Turkish Community

Published on 3 July 2002

To complement the work Australian Lions have been doing in the community raising awareness of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, a new initiative has commenced. Lions in partnership with the Ro…

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Eye and Ear Hospital Services

Published on 10 June 2002

SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES AT THE Eye and Ear Hospital - 32 Gisborne Street East Melbourne. Phone +613 99298600  * All clinics are government funded and there is no charge to clients C…

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

Published on 28 May 2002

[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 …

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Australian Lions Working with the Vietnamese Community

Published on 21 May 2002

To complement the work Australian Lions have been doing in the community raising awareness of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, a new initiative has commenced. Lions have successfully translat…

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Lions Eye Health Program - Australia resource materials

Published on 1 May 2002

  [LEHP logo] The Lions Eye Health Program-Australia is a community outreach program in which Lions educate at-risk populations about the dangers of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease as well …

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ICEE - International Centre for Eyecare Education

Published on 17 April 2002

ICEE is a non-profit, non-government collaborative organisation which aims to eliminate avoidable blindness and low vision due to uncorrected refractive error, which simply means the need for s…

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ICEE Media Release

Published on 17 April 2002

NEW EYECARE CLINIC IN REDFERN Many Aboriginal people are losing their vision because of preventable or treatable causes.  Even in urban areas, Aboriginal people have higher rates of blindness …

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Redfern Aboriginal Eye Care Clinic

Published on 17 April 2002

ABORIGINAL EYECARE CLINIC - Calling all eyes  New eye clinics established at Aboriginal Medical Services in NSW are meeting a great need in Aboriginal health care. Optometrists and organisers…

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Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind - Free Publications List

Published on 20 March 2002

FREE PUBLICATIONS LIST These publications are available by contacting RVIB at the number below. A blind child in my classroom A guide to O&M for children with a vision impairment Babies…

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Royal Victorian Institute For the Blind - Services Booklet

Published on 20 March 2002

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Vision Australia

Published on 20 March 2002

Vision Australia Foundation (Formerly The Association for the Blind) is a not for profit organization that provides services and support for people with a Vision Impairment throughout Victoria,…

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Medicare and Optometry

Published on 19 March 2002

Q. Does Medicare pay for examinations from optometrists? A. Yes, Medicare pays benefits for most consultations by optometrists. There are some consultations relating to contact lenses which ar…

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Regular eye examinations

Published on 19 March 2002

There is more to a healthy pair of eyes than clear vision When an optometrist examines your eyes, the clarity and comfort of your vision as well as the general health of your eyes will be chec…

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Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind - Pension Benefits

Published on 19 March 2002

Pensions - Benefits - Concessions for people who are blind or vision impaired First published March 1998, updated October 2001 Information and Referrals Unit RVIB 557 St Kilda Road Prahran…

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What is diabetic retinopathy?

Published on 22 February 2002

Diabetic retinopathy is a common cause of vision loss in working age Australians. If you have diabetes you need to know about diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye d…

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Important information can be found on the websites of associated organsiations.

Useful Links for People with Diabetes and the Wider Community

Eyes on Diabetes Member Groups

Diabetes Australia - Victoria

Centre for Eye Research Australia - CERA

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital - RVEEH

Australian Diabetes Society -- Retinopathy Subcommittee

International Diabetes Institute - IDI

Optometrists Association Australia

Victorian College of Optometry

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