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Cape York Regional Eye Health Program

 

Overview

The Cape York Regional Eye Health Program was established in 1999 and provides optometrist and ophthalmologist services to people living in remote communities of Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. The program visits 29 remote communities (Birdsville to Lockhart River). Optometrists and health care workers visit remote communities in the Cape York Peninsula every year to examine patients, prescribe glasses, fit them up for surgery and look after basic eye care. During one week in September, patients needing surgery are transported to Weipa for their operations (mainly cataracts and laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy). The program is a federal/state co-operative run by the Wuchopperen Health Service. 

Contacts

Dr Mark Loane
Project Manager
Level 2, 401 Milton Road
Auchenflower QLD 4066
Vision Eye Institute
Ph: (07) 3736 3000
Fax: (07) 3736 3099
Email: brisbane@visioneyeinstitute.com.au

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Last updated: 30 August 2016
 
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