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Provision of Eye Health Equipment and Training

 

Overview

This program aims to increase detection and appropriate care of eye disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. Funded by the Australian Government the national program will provide eye health testing equipment, and the training and support for the health services using the equipment, in more than 100 sites across Australia. The installation of retinal cameras into these sites, will aid increased rates of diabetic retinopathy screening by Indigenous primary health care services, and support referral pathways for comprehensive eye examinations.

The Brien Holden Vision Institute applied to coordinate the new program supported by the Department of Health, and will co-lead with the Australian College of Optometry through a consortium approach with the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, the Centre for Eye Health and Optometry Australia. The program will run until June 2019.

Abstract adapted from Brien Holden Vision Institute

Contacts

Selina Madeline
Global Communications Manager
Brien Holden Vision Institute
Mobile: 0414 071 149
Email: s.madeline@brienholdenvision.org

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Last updated: 22 May 2017
 
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