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03 May

Budget must close the gap for vision

The Australian Government must help to close the gap for vision by supporting better eye health and vision care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in this year’s Federal Budget. Read more →

27 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes funding for Indigenous eye health

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Australian Government funding for a national program to increase access to eye health and vision care services for Aboriginal Australians. Read more →

04 Jan

New funding to eliminate trachoma

Before the federal Government closed for the Christmas break, Minister for Health Sussan Ley announced much needed funding for Indigenous Australians- an additional $20.8 million for trachoma activities.    Read more →

19 Dec

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee recommendation to improve access to anti-VEGF therapies for Diabetic Macular Oedema

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes advice that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has recommended amending existing restrictions for anti-VEGF therapies, to allow ophthalmology registrars and other medical practitioners to prescribe these sight-saving therapies. Read more →

29 Nov

Cigarette packaging and warnings a visionary move towards eliminating the impact of smoking on eyes

CEO of Australia’s eye health and vision care peak body is hailing Saturday’s landmark roll out of plain packaging tobacco products as a crucial step in saving the sight of millions of Australians at risk of eye disease caused by smoking. Read more →

13 Nov

Waistline worry for eye health on World Diabetes Day

On the eve of World Diabetes Day (14 November) the national peak body for eye health and vision care is warning Australia’s diabetes epidemic will mean worrying results for eye health. Read more →

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