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released: 4 Feb 2009 author: AIHW media release

Reducing preventable vision loss has recently been identified as a priority by Australian governments and non-government organisations. Eye injuries in Australia is the third in a series of national reports providing an overview of eye health in Australia. This report presents eye injuries from the perspectives of hospitalisations, general practice consultations, emergency department attendances, workers' compensation claims, and also as reported in national surveys. This report is an invaluable resource for policy-makers, health professionals, advocacy groups and others interested in knowing more about eye injuries in Australia.

ISBN 978 1 74024 881 5; Cat. no. INJCAT 123; 64pp.; 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 section
    1. Introduction
      • Background
      • Structure of the report
    2. Eye injuries in the National Health Survey
    3. Eye injuries in general practice
      • Presentations
      • Reasons for encounter
      • Diagnosis
      • Management
    4. Eye injuries in the Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset
      • Activity at the time of injury
      • Intent
      • External cause
      • Diagnosis
    5. Hospitalisations for eye injury
      • Diagnosis
      • Place of occurrence
      • Place of usual residence
      • Day and month of admission
      • Mean length of stay
      • Mechanism of injury
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    6. Eye-related workers compensation claims
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. Data sources and methods
        • National Health Survey
        • BEACH data set
        • Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset
        • National Hospital Morbidity Database
        • National Data Set for Compensation-based Statistics
      2. Statistical tables
        • National Hospital Morbidity Database
        • National Data Set for Compensation-based Statistics
    • Glossary of terms
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. Eye-related injuries in Australia. Cat. no. INJCAT 123. Canberra: AIHW.