Lipidil (fenofibrate) is the first tablet available in Australia to slow down the progression of diabetic retinopathy.
1-3 The once-a-day tablet has been approved by the TGA, and may help people with Type 2 diabetes and existing retinopathy to avoid other invasive procedures used to treat the later stages of the disease.1-4 At the 22nd World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne last year, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Eye Health at the University of Sydney, Paul Mitchell, said large international trials “have shown that Lipidil can prevent progression of diabetic retinopathy to more advanced, vision threatening stages”.1-4
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2. Lipidil Approved Product Information Oct 2013.
3. Lipidil Consumer Health Information. Prepared October 2013.
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