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The frequency of eye examinations in people with diabetes

Paul Mitchell
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (9): 390-391.
doi:
10.5694/mja17.00224

The findings of the National Eye Health Survey are encouraging, but also identify areas for improvement

Paul Mitchell
Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
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