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Diabetic eye disease FAQs

Have questions about diabetic eye disease? 

We’ve listed some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about diabetic eye disease below. You’ll also find some helpful links. But if your question isn’t in our FAQ list, or if you’d just like to talk to someone about diabetic retinopathy or diabetic macular oedema, we’re here for you.

National Helpline

1800 111 709

Macular Disease Foundation Australia operates a free National Helpline, providing information and advice about all types of macular diseases. We also have a range of publications to help you. 

All MDFA services are free.

Your eye health professional is best able to provide advice on your individual situation.

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia is the national body. for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk. You can find information about living with diabetes, managing your condition, and preventing complications.


KeepSight is a national diabetes eye screening program encouraging people with diabetes to get their eyes checked.

By registering with KeepSight, you’ll receive important information and alerts.

Diabetic eye disease FAQs