The free, one hour webinar—titled Eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes: what can primary health care staff do?—is brought to you by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Dr Fabrizio D’Esposito, Research Advisor at The Fred Hollows Foundation, will be talking with us from London about key priorities and new approaches for addressing DR among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. There will also be time to talk briefly about information on the Eye health web resource (www.eyehealth.org.au), including a new series of multimedia DR resources developed to support the primary health care workforce and respond to questions from webinar participants. There is real concern about rising levels of diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the complications that are associated with this. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a serious eye condition that can lead to vision loss and blindness among people with diabetes if it isn’t managed appropriately.