National Eye Health Week 2019: Charity poll highlights lack of awareness of the link between unhealthy lifestyle and sight loss

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24 September 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

A survey by eye research charity Fight for Sight published at the start of National Eye Health Week has found that many Brits are unaware that certain unhealthy habits have possible links to sight loss. According to the YouGov poll conducted on behalf of Fight for Sight, only 30% of adults know that an unhealthily diet has a possible link

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It’s World Diabetes Day 2018

14 November 2018
Source: IAPB

As the incidence of diabetes increases worldwide, so too will the number of people living with its complications including visual loss and blindness. The IAPB Global Compendium of Good Practice explains how we can prevent this future today. In the UK there is a comprehensive Diabetic eye screening programme for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic eye screening is a key part of

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Too many Scots with diabetes are failing to attend check-ups that can save their sight, warn charities

8 May 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

              The charities RNIB Scotland and Diabetes Scotland have been nominated for a major award for a campaign created to highlight the potential threat diabetes can pose to people’s eyesight. But they warn that too many people living with the condition in Scotland are failing to attend vital eye-screening examinations that can pick up

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16 Year old invents 3D printed eye test for preventing blindness in diabetics

31 August 2017
Source: 3D Printing Industry

Kavya Kopparapu, a 16 year old student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Virginia, has invented a 3D printed device that can detect signs of degenerative eye disease. The device works with an AI smartphone app. Kopparapu and her team digitally trained the Eyeagnosis package which is intended to be a cheaper, more accessible eye care alternative for patients with

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Blindness from diabetes halves in Wales, new research shows

1 August 2017
Source: Welsh Government

The number of people in Wales diagnosed as blind or living with sight loss as a result of diabetes has almost halved since the introduction of a new national diabetic retinopathy screening programme in 2003, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal. For further information please click HERE

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HQIP: National Paediatric Diabetes Audit 2015-16

28 February 2017
Source: HQIP

Background to the Audit Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. High blood glucose levels over time may cause complications associated with diabetes including damage to small and large blood vessels and nerves. Over time this can result in blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke,

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‘The Effects of Sight Loss on Diabetic Patients in Accessing Information, Managing Diabetes and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle’

21 February 2017
Source: Chris Muldoon, Guide Dogs

Please find attached ‘The Effects of Sight Loss on Diabetic Patients in Accessing Information, Managing Diabetes and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle’ from Chris Muldoon.  

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Diabetic Retinopathy – silently blinding millions of people world-wide

16 January 2017
Source: IAPB Vision Atlas

Increased urbanization, the consumption of less-nutritious foods, more sedentary lifestyles and resulting obesity have all contributed to the dramatic rise in the global prevalence of diabetes, particularly in resource-poor countries. In 2014, approximately 422 million people – or 8.5% of adults world-wide – were living with diabetes, compared to 108 million in 1980 . Low- and middle-income countries account for approximately 75%

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Public Health England: Diabetic eye screening: competencies for administrative staff

11 January 2017
Source: Public Health England

Guidance to help diabetic eye screening providers develop local frameworks to train and develop administrative staff. Local diabetic eye screening providers are advised to implement the competencies in this document and any additional competencies relevant to their local service. This will help to make sure administrative work is carried out effectively and appropriately. Full details are available here: Diabetic Eye Screeening

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VISION 2020 UK supports the call to action for World Diabetes Day

14 November 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK

The campaign is to encourage individuals and organisations to get screened or organise and facilitate screenings for type 2 diabetes and complications, particularly diabetic retinopathy.

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