Diabetes Eye Health: a Guide for Health Professionals

The Fred Hollows Foundation and International Diabetes Federation have come together to develop ‘Diabetes Eye Health: a Guide to Health Professionals’. This new resource aims to raise awareness among health professionals about the growing prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and identifies key roles and actions health care professionals can take in prevention, screening, monitoring, and referral.

The Guide was developed in response to the growing numbers of people with diabetes, particularly in low and middle income countries. It points to the important role of health professionals in identifying and facilitating management of Diabetic Retinopathy and the need for collaboration across diabetes, eye and primary health sectors.

Access the guide at: www.idf.org/eyehealth

 

Other resources:

What is avoidable blindness: Diabetic Retinopathy