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Published: 22.01.2015

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and IAPB, working in collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) are trying to gather evidence on knowledge, policies, standards of care, and supportive services for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema across 42 countries.

Phase I used numerous interviews to better understand the level of awareness of: retinopathy as a condition and common complication of diabetes; the access, availability and pathway to retinopathy services; and the existence  and content of relevant governmental policy.

In Phase 2 – the current phase – two sets of surveys (Provider survey or Patient survey) will be implemented to gather statistically significant data to assist in the development of effective governmental policy. IAPB is seeking your valued support and insights in acting as respondents in the completion of a provider or a patient survey. Please also share the survey links (below) with relevant colleagues, organizations and people with diabetes.


 Patient Survey Provider Survey  

Countries included in the Survey:

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Read here for more information on the Survey: New alliance for the global assessment of diabetic retinopathy