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    Vision Voice autumn 2021

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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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    MDFA backs Royal Commission on low vision aids

    MDFA welcomes an Aged Care Royal Commission recommendation to make low vision aids and technologies more accessible.

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    Disability care reforms

    MDFA has advocated for affordable access to low vision aids and technologies for over a decade.

    Hidden in plain sight

    A case study on hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity from the Centre for Eye Health.

    Clinical audit educative tool

    MaD-CCAT is a clinical audit tool for optometrists, funded by an MDFA Research Grant to Dr Laura Downie. Her research has now been published.

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    Exercises to stop you falling

    People with low vision are more likely to suffer a fall. Falls prevention expert Trish Lynch shares her top tips to reduce your risk of falling.