The value of Indigenous sight report released

The University of Melbourne released a report on the Value of Indigenous Sight on 1 September 2015.

Professor Hugh Taylor, Chair of the Indigenous Eye Health Unit at the University of Melbourne, says that whilst Indigenous children start off with much better vision than other kids however from age of 40 and onwards, adults experience six times the rate of blindness.

“We must provide Indigenous Australians with basic eye care that every other Australian needs and gets”.

This report provides a plan which can improve eyesight amongst the Indigenous population by close to 11 per cent, essentially overnight.

Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) worked in conjunction with the Indigenous Eye Health Unit in the University of Melbourne in the development of eye health eLearning modules on Trachoma and Diabetic retinopathy.

Professor Hugh Taylor assisted in the development of an accompanying video which explains Trachoma and its prevalence within remote Indigenous communities.

To watch the video, click here.

To read the full report, Value of Indigenous Sight, click here.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015