Improving access to retinopathy screening

Diabetic retinopathy is a feared complication for people with diabetes and is highly prevalent — Australian data shows that between 25% and 35% of people with diabetes have it.

Yet despite the availability of effective treatments, around 30% to 50% of patients with diabetes don’t have the NHMRC-recommended two-yearly screening.

An editorial in the MJA in February speculated that ‘the challenge is not so much