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Blindness still a threat in remote areas

Date posted: 20 May 2011

The International Centre for Eye Care Education have found Indigenous people are six times more likely to go blind compared to non-Indigenous people.

Spokeswoman Anna Morse says regular optometry treatment is making a difference, and two optometrists have seen more than 350 patients over three weeks in four Northern Terrritory communities.

The program has been running for six years for people living in remote communities.

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Last updated: 26 May 2011
 
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