The economic impact of diabetic macular oedema
Deloitte Access Economics
Diabetes is a complex, chronic condition which can cause serious damage and complications in many parts of the body, including the eyes. This study examines the economic impact of diabetic macular oedema in Australia.
Diabetes is a major public health problem in Australia. Over 1.7 million Australians currently live with diabetes and its consequences.
Everyone with diabetes is at risk of developing diabetic eye disease. People with diabetes who are most at risk include those whose diabetes is poorly controlled, those with related problems including high blood pressure, and those who have had diabetes for many years.
Diabetic macular oedema is a common cause of vision loss from diabetes which is both preventable and, if diagnosed early, treatable. This study was commissioned by Bayer Australia Ltd and examines the economic impact of diabetic macular oedema in Australia.