Diabetes win in 2016 budget

Federal treasurer Scott Morrison’s first budget includes a major investment in testing for diabetic retinopathy.

Nearly $34 million will be spent across four years to subside the listing of a new MBS item for retinal photography with a non‑mydriatic retinal camera.

Health minister Sussan Ley says the listing will benefit around 370,000 Australians at risk of diabetic retinopathy, in particular in rural and