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released: 7 Nov 2008 author: AIHW media release

Reducing preventable vision loss has recently been identified as a priority by both Australian governments and non-government organisations. 'Eye health among Australian children' is the second in a series of national reports providing an overview of eye health in Australia. The report looks at the prevalence of eye problems among children, including vision disability, congenital anomalies and cancer. Statistics for children treated within the primary care sector, as well as in hospitals, are also presented. The report is an invaluable resource for policy-makers, health professionals, advocacy groups and others interested in knowing more about children's eye health.

ISBN 978 1 74024 848 8; Cat. no. PHE 105; 48pp.; FREE

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body sections
    • Introduction
      • Context of the report
      • Structure of the report
    • Prevalence
      • Glasses and contact lens use
      • Long-term conditions
      • Prevalence estimates for Indigenous children
      • Congenital anomalies
      • Disability services
    • Primary care and ophthalmology
      • General practice
      • Optometry and ophthalmology
    • Hospitalisations
      • Recent trends
      • Hospitalisations in 2006-07
      • Regional variation in hospitalisations
      • Hospitalisations by Indigenous status
    • Cancer incidence
    • Mortality
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. Data sources and methods
      2. Statistical tables
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Glossary

Recommended citation

AIHW 2008. Eye health among Australian children. Cat. no. PHE 105. Canberra: AIHW.