Indigenous eye health measures 2017 is an online presentation of the latest Indigenous eye health data. The report compiles data from a range of sources to provide a comprehensive picture of Indigenous eye health.

  • Cat. no: IHW 192
Findings from this report:
  • The prevalence of active trachoma among Indigenous 5–9 year olds has decreased since 2009, but plateaued in recent years

  • Over one third of Indigenous people with diabetes had not had an eye examination in the preceding 12 months

  • The Indigenous hospitalisation rate for cataract surgery rose by 36% in the last 10 years

  • Median waiting times for cataract surgery Indigenous Australians were longer than non-Indigenous Australians