Diabetes affects 7.2% of the Australian population aged 25 years and over. One in Five Australians over the age of 65 years has diabetes.
We have a range of FAQs relating specifically for: OUTREACH EYE HEALTH CLINICS, OUTREACH SURGICAL SERVICES and TELEMEDICINE.
A range of educational and informational videos about eye health and Lions Outback Vision
Rural and regional patients needing eye health care services may be eligible for financial assistance for travel and accommodation.
The Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) is a transport and accommodation subsidy scheme that assists people in isolated and rural communities to gain access to non-emergency specialist medical treatment not available in their own area.
All state jurisdictions have a Patient Assistance Travel Schemes for use by patients in particular circumstances. If you have to travel to receive treatment or are being referred to an eye health professional away from your home district, be sure to ask your local GP, hospital staff or health centre for details about your eligibility for support.
Information for patients who want to know more about participating in tele-health consultations.
Patient consent to participate in a telehealth consultation
Information for Health Workers supporting Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
We are committed to improving the eye health of our patients by undertaking research that seeks to identify opportunities for improved and more effective service and treatment.
Outcomes on investigations into Eye Health Service Delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and eye health services across regional and remote Australia.
For further information on Eye Health Care and patient resources