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