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    Vision Voice autumn 2021

    The latest edition of our free newsletter is now available.

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    Inaugural Ita Buttrose Oration

    MDFA Patron Ita Buttrose AC OBE calls on Government to reject Medicare eye injection rebate cut.

    Ita Buttrose Medicare Cut

    An additional 47,000 Australians will experience severe vision loss or blindness if a proposed cut to the Medicare rebate for sight-saving eye injections is approved, warns MDFA Patron Ita Buttrose AC OBE.

    Avoiding a devastating outcome

    It took a severe health crisis and stern words from a passionate ER doctor, but Byron Bay surfer Shane Dunbar-Reid now has the diabetic eye disease – that threatened to blind him – in check.

    May is Macula Month

    Macula Month in May is our annual awareness campaign, to help Australians understand their risk of macular diseases and take early action to save their sight.

    Macula Month focus on diabetes

    Too many Australians have their eyes closed to diabetic retinopathy – the leading cause of blindness among our working-age population, a new study released for Macula Month (1-31 May) has revealed.

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    Vision Voice autumn 2021 out now

    This newsletter leads with the Aged Care Royal Commission’s recommendation to make aids and equipment more accessible for older Australians – a major win for our community.

    COVID-19 vaccines roll-out

    The Federal, State and Territory Governments have begun rolling out vaccines for COVID-19. Australia’s COVID-19

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    Smoking and your risk

    It’s been known for many years that smoking triples to quadruples your risk of getting age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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    MBS Ophthalmology Taskforce Review

    A proposal to cut Medicare rebates for eye injections is the next big issue we’re tackling on behalf of our community.

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