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
Over one third of Indigenous people with diabetes had not had an eye examination in the preceding 12 months
Median waiting times for cataract surgery Indigenous Australians were longer than non-Indigenous Australians
The Indigenous hospitalisation rate for cataract surgery rose by 36% in the last 10 years
The section includes the measures and data on the eye health workforce and outreach programs including number and rates of optometrists, ophthalmologists and allied ophthalmic personnel; and occasions of service provided under the eye health outreach programs—VOS, RHOF, and MOICDP.
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