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02 May

New research shows indigenous eye health ‘sadly neglected’ across the world

The world’s indigenous populations experience significantly higher rates of avoidable vision impairment and a striking lack of support for research to address this major health issue, according to a review of eye health led by the Centre for Eye Research Australia and the University of Melbourne. Read more →

07 Dec

Partnership boosts eye resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce

Edith Cowan University’s Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has formed a partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation to further develop and expand the eye health information on the HealthInfoNet web resource.  Read more →

16 Dec

New Toolkit to support eye care for Indigenous Australia

The Brien Holden Vision Institute has released a practical and simple set of approaches health services can use to help improve eye care for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities with whom they work, based on work done through the Vision CRC research project, Models of Vision Care Delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.  Read more →

15 Dec

1 in 2 Australians affected by eye problems - higher for Indigenous Australians

More than half (54%) of all Australians report having at least one long-term eye health condition, with nearly half the population wearing glasses or contact lenses, according to data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Read more →

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