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Diabetic Eye Disease: Building Capacity To Prevent Blindness

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine via FutureLearn

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Developing an eye health service that reduces risk of vision loss from diabetes

The number of adults with diabetes is predicted to increase by over 50% to 642 million by 2040. Diabetic eye disease is a range of ocular complications which need early detection and treatment to prevent vision loss. However, recent global trends show an alarming increase in vision loss from diabetic retinopathy, highlighting the need to build capacity and strengthen diabetic eye health services. In this course, learn the key facts about diabetic eye disease and its management and how health teams, systems and people with diabetes can work together to reduce the risk of vision loss.

This course is designed for ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, clinical ophthalmic officers, diabetes nurses, diabetic eye disease screeners and graders, public health specialists, eye health programme managers and planners, diabetologists, general practitioners and all health care personnel involved in supporting people with diabetes.

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Dr Daksha Patel ( Lead Educator)

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A very good course. Increased my understanding of diabetic retinopathy and it's treatment. The procedure s mentioned can reduce the blindness due to retinopathy.
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