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Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Service (IRIS)

 

Description

The Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Service (IRIS) is a joint initiative between the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists and the Commonwealth Government. IRIS was funded by the Federal Department of Health from 2010 to September 2014 to deliver a national approach to the delivery of eye health services in Australia's rural and remote communities.

The IRIS task force, which was made up of representatives from ophthalmology, optometry, eye health co-ordination and the Australian Government worked to improve the national co-ordination of funding and general service delivery of eye health services in rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

From 2010 - 2014 IRIS delivered over 15,000 eye health services across 26 rural and remote towns across Australia. This included over 2,000 procedures to improve or restore sight for thousands of Australians.

Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Service abstract

Contacts

Sam Chenoweth
Program Manager - Health Services
Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Service
PO Box 1300
Spring Hill Qld 4004
Ph: (07) 3831 3007
Email: iris@aso.asn.au

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Last updated: 14 September 2016
 
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