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Retina welcomes retinal screening innovation

Retina New Zealand welcomes retinal screening innovation

Blindness prevention initiatives get a boost from innovation in retinal screening says the President of Retina New Zealand, Anthony Haas

The Wellington Independent Practitioners' Association retinal screening programme won both the supreme award and the popular choice award at the inaugural New Zealand Health Innovation Awards.

Retina New Zealand looks forward to the transfer of innovation in retinal screening and other blindness prevention initiatives.

Consumer, provider, Parliamentary and government supporters of blindness prevention initiatives should get a boost from the retinal screening innovation award - and encouragement to step up their efforts - says Anthony Haas.

Retina New Zealand and its partners are designing and championing blindness prevention initiatives to meet unmet needs - and hope to be able to make positive announcements quite soon.

"Congratulations to the Wellington general practitioners, optometrists and others who came together to create the innovation Ministers have recognized" he said.

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