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This report takes information from two national surveys, the Life Opportunities Survey and Understanding Society, to describe the extent of inequalities for British adults in the period 2010 to 2013.
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.