Why Australia needs a diabetic retinopathy screening program

One in four patients with diabetes will be diagnosed with the debilitating condition
Neil Bramwell
diabetic retinopathy

Iceland is one of the few countries in the world to have a national screening program for diabetic retinopathy.

Between 1980 and 1994, the prevalence of blindness in the diabetic population was reduced from 2.4% to 0.5% following its implementation.1