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released: 7 Dec 2009 author: AIHW

A guide to Australian eye health data describes key Australian data collections which indicate the prevalence and outcomes of eye diseases and injuries and eye health care utilisation. It assesses how these collections inform the National Framework for Action to Promote Eye Health and Prevent Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss.

ISBN 978 1 74024 987 4; Cat. no. PHE 119; 150pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 Purpose of this report
      • 1.2 Structure of this report
      • 1.3 Eye health in Australia
    2. Key data sources
      • 2.1 Methodology
      • 2.2 Key Australian eye health data sources
        • Lists of national and regional data sources
        • Regional
        • National data sources
        • Regional data sources
      • 2.3 Analysis
        • National Eye Health Framework
        • New data and the Framework
    3. Terminology in eye health
      • 3.1 Visual impairment and low vision
      • 3.2 Blindness and legal blindness
        • Definitions of visual impairment used in Australia
        • Definitions of low vision used in Australia
        • Definitions of blindness used in Australia
        • Definitions of legal blindness used in Australia
      • 3.3 Other definitional considerations
        • Presenting visual acuity versus corrected visual acuity
        • Visual field
        • Functional vision
  • End matter
    • Glossary
    • References

 

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. A guide to Australian eye health data, 2nd edition. Cat. no. PHE 119. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468311>.