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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Indigenous tele-eye care trial

 

Overview

The Indigenous tele-eye care trial is an initiative to demonstrate the use of satellite supported broadband network, to provide remote delivery of specialist eye care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in three rural and remote areas across Western Australia and Queensland.

The primary aims of the initiative are to:

The Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Service (IRIS), through the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) is supporting the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) with the delivery of the trial across three locations (Badu, Bamaga and Thursday Island) in the Torres Strait.

Abstract adapted from the Indigenous Remote Eye Health Service

Contacts

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: 30 January 2014
 
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