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Uncovering hidden gems in the Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support Package

Uncovering hidden gems in the Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support Package

Che Stockley

The federal budget, released on Tuesday night announced an ongoing funding package targeted at Preventive Health and Chronic Disease. Funding for the package comes in at $1.7 billion over the next four years. Read more →

Supporting eye health and vision care in the More Choices for a Longer Life Package

Supporting eye health and vision care in the More Choices for a Longer Life Package

Jacob McCabe

The 2018/19 Federal Budget provides a significant investment in the lives of older Australians through the More Choices for a Longer Life package. With roughly an additional $5 billion dollar investment in Aged Care over the next four years this certainly constitutes a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to protect older Australians. Read more →

Welcome boost to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Eye Health, but more is needed to Close the Gap

Welcome boost to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Eye Health, but more is needed to Close the Gap

Che Stockley

Tuesday night’s federal budget committed $10 billion to closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health over the next ten years. Read more →

Diabetic Eye Disease – the next big challenge

Diabetic Eye Disease – the next big challenge

Dee Hopkins

For those diagnosed with diabetes, managing the core disease can be an intimidating prospect. Add to this a long list of potential health complications they will need to be vigilant of, such as cardiovascular disease and kidney damage, and it’s not surprising to learn that eyes are not high on the radar. During Macula Month, we want all Australians at risk to think about their macula health; learn the risk factors associated with macular disease; have a regular, comprehensive eye examination and ask about their macula. Read more →

Aboriginal-led solutions key to closing the vision gap

Aboriginal-led solutions key to closing the vision gap

Che Stockley

Vision 2020 Australia Policy and Advocacy Advisor Che Stockley reflects on the Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Striving Together National Conference 2018. Read more →

Are you one of the 150,000 Australians who are slowly but irreversibly losing their eyesight to glaucoma?

Are you one of the 150,000 Australians who are slowly but irreversibly losing their eyesight to glaucoma?

Gillian Hopkins

Half of the 300,000 Australians with glaucoma are unaware they have the potentially blinding condition because they lack noticeable symptoms and have not had an eye examination. Read more →

 Wonky windows: Understanding the imperfect cornea

Wonky windows: Understanding the imperfect cornea

Dr Srujana Sahebjada

Keratoconus is a disease in which the cornea (the clear front window of the eye) progressively thins and begins to bulge and protrude.  Read more →

International Day of People with Disabilities: Include Us

International Day of People with Disabilities: Include Us

Elle Spring

Globally, one billion people have a disability, and 80 per cent live in developing countries. In developing countries, women comprise three quarters of people with disabilities. Read more →

An Interview with Tom Thurlow

An Interview with Tom Thurlow

Angela Yin

14 November 2017 was World Diabetes Day. People with diabetes have an increased risk of diabetic eye disease which can lead to blindness or vision impairment. Read more →

“It’s the Ophthalmology Express!”

“It’s the Ophthalmology Express!”

Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies Policy and Advocacy Adviser at Vision 2020 Australia writes about the 49th Annual Scientific Congress of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Read more →

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