12May, 2017

Diabetic Eye Disease: The Out Of Sight Epidemic

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With diabetes on the rise in Australia, plenty of attention is focused on the statistics. Over 100 000 people were diagnosed with diabetes in the past year and an estimated 1.7 million people are living with the disease.  With an increasing number of people being diagnosed with diabetes every year, it’s not surprising that Diabetes Australia refers to these statistics as an epidemic. However, the eye diseases associated with diabetes receive far less attention. Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of preventable blindness in Australia, with around 72 000 […]