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01 Dec

Strong support to avoid diabetes-related blindness at Parliamentary Friends Group event

Prominent parliamentarians including, Health Minister the Hon Sussan Ley MP, had their eyes checked at the ‘Eyes on Diabetes’ joint Parliamentary Friends Group event at Parliament House on Wednesday 23 November. Read more →

29 Nov

Vision 2020 Australia's 16th Annual General Meeting

Vision 2020 Australia’s 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held this morning in Melbourne with 14 member organisations in attendance and a further 20 members represented by proxy, comprising 89% of voting members.  A key item at the AGM included the election of Directors to the Board. Read more →

11 Nov

Inspirational story brings support to others living with Diabetic Macular Oedema (DME)

Diabetic Macular Oedema Xplained is a free, innovative resource aimed at explaining complicated disease information to patients and their families through storytelling. It follows the journey of a real patient and breaks down what Diabetic Macular Oedema (DME) is, explains risk factors, treatment options, as well as side effects and psychological issues. Read more →

09 Nov

All EYES ON DIABETES for World Diabetes Day

Diabetes Victoria is celebrating this year’s World Diabetes Day (Monday 14 November) by joining the international 'Blue Monument Challenge'. In Melbourne, the Royal Exhibition Building will be lit up in blue as a testimony to the worldwide effort to raise awareness for diabetes and to engage the global diabetes community.  Read more →

07 Nov

All EYES ON DIABETES: Diabetes Victoria funds vital diabetes research

As the leading charity working to reduce the impact of diabetes in the Victorian community, Diabetes Victoria continues its commitment to support promising diabetes research projects. For 2017, Diabetes Victoria has contributed $1.3 million to the $3.6 million Diabetes Australian Research Program (DARP) funding pool, directly supporting 17 Victorian researchers looking into better treatment and management options for all types of diabetes, as well as reducing the risk of well-documented serious health complications.  Read more →

02 Nov

New Chair to pioneer next generation treatments for eye disease

Professor Ian Constable’s landmark contribution to saving sight will be recognised with the creation of new senior academic roles at The University of Western Australia. Read more →

27 Oct

CERA researchers win $750,000 to help end endemic eye disease in remote and regional communities

Researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) have won $750,000 after competing in today’s finals of the 2016 Google Impact Challenge held in Sydney. Read more →

20 Oct

36 signatories unite to call on the Prime Minister to take meaningful action against poverty

In an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during Anti-Poverty Week, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Campaign for Australian Aid, along with 36 signatories, called on the Government to take meaningful action to fight domestic and global poverty. Read more →

13 Oct

Lions Outback Vision Van delivering on mission to close eye health gap in Western Australia

The Lions Outback Vision Van has run 75 clinics and treated almost 1500 patients since its launch six months ago – delivering on a mission to bring comprehensive eye care to some of the most isolated people in Western Australia. Read more →

11 Oct

One in four people with vision loss wait more than 10 years to request assistance

People with vision loss are increasing their risk of trips, falls, isolation and depression, with a Guide Dogs Australia survey revealing that 50 per cent of respondents waited more than two years between diagnosis and seeking assistance from the organisation. Read more →

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