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.
The prevalence of active trachoma among Indigenous 5–9 year olds has decreased since 2009, but plateaued in recent years
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
Over one third of Indigenous people with diabetes had not had an eye examination in the preceding 12 months
The section includes the measures and data on eye health treatment services including hospitalisations for eye diseases, injuries and eye procedures; cataract surgery rates and waiting times; and the treatment of trachoma, trichiasis and refractive error.
3.4 Cataract surgery rate
3.7.1 Trachoma treatment coverage
3.7.2 Trichiasis treatment coverage
3.9 Spectacles dispensed under state schemes
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