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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy occurs as a result of microvascular disease of the retina and causes visual impairment and blindness. It is the leading cause of preventable blindness in working age people in Australia, and poorly controlled blood sugar is a risk factor. 

The Centre for Eye Research Australia has produced an informational podcast, which you can listen to or download here:

2017 Diabetic Retinopathy Community Information Forum 

Hosted by Dr Peter Van Wijngaarden (Principal Investigator at CERA and a Senior Clinical Fellow at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital), with guest speakers including Dr Stuart Keel, Tanya Pejnovic and Melanie Larriza.

Age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a type of vision loss where there is a distortion or absence of the central field of vision.

The Centre for Eye Research Australia has produced an informational podcast, which you can listen to or download here:

2016 Age-related Macular Degeneration Community Information Forum
“Hope in sight: new treatments for dry AMD” - Dr Katarina Creese, CERA Research Fellow and Eye Fellow at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
“Update on the nanosecond laser” Pyrawy Sivarajah, Clinical Trials Orthoptist, CERA
“Looking forward: the future of AMD treatment” Professor Robyn Guymer, CERA Head of Macular Research Unit and Senior Retinal Specialist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.