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A team at the University of Melbourne have researched and consulted widely over the past five years to come up with a plan to 'close the gap' in Indigenous eye health. The Roadmap to close the gap for vision presents an opportunity for another ‘small victory’ by eliminating preventable vision loss for Indigenous people over the next five years.
This is the first time Indigenous eye health has been comprehensively researched to identify the problems, needs and solutions. The Roadmap has drawn on successful examples and practices from around the country and extensive community and stakeholder consultation. Best of all, it is feasible and doable, but each component is essential for success.
The key to the Roadmap is the comprehensive approach that will improve the provision and utilisation of eye services by the application of additional resources to increase the availability of eye care and provide good co-ordination and case management of patients.
Source: The Age