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A new research report from RNIB explains the findings from a service innovation pilot to help people live well with diabetes and reduce sight loss. Through the co-production of patient centred interventions to improve self management this project was able to increase uptake of Diabetic Retinopathy Screening, Diabetic Retinopathy outpatient clinics, knowledge and understanding of eye health and diabetes.
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People of Black African and Caribbean descent are up to eight times more likely to develop open angle glaucoma and 10 to 15 years earlier than people of other ethnicities. So while glaucoma screening is not recommended for the general population it might be cost effective for high risk groups.
There is only one week left until Vision UK 2015, the UK’s only conference for the whole of the eye health and sight loss sector, which takes place on Thursday, 18 June at Central Hall Westminster, London.
The seventh annual Vision UK conference will be held on Thursday 18 June 2015 at Central Hall Westminster in London. Titled ‘Working together to deliver the UK Vision Strategy’, Vision UK will feature a brand-new format, with delegates able to choose from one of five conference streams, focused on delivering aspects of the UK Vision Strategy.