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Eye care in the wild west

Date posted: 2 November 2017

In an attempt to deliver best practice eye care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in rural and remote areas in Western Australia (WA), Lions Outback Vision is utilising innovative technology. Telemedicine is being used to deliver eye care to tens of thousands of people who would otherwise have fallen through the cracks.

Associate Professor Angus Turner, Director of Lions Outback Vision said, 'Telemedicine allows the patient, accompanied by a general practitioner or optometrist, to access a consultation via video with an ophthalmologist thousands of kilometres away'.

Lions Outback Vision also offers outreach services via the mobile Vision Van, which completes two circuits per year throughout regional and remote WA.

Source: Centre for Eye Research Australia

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Last updated: 2 November 2017
 
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