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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

The challenges for eye care in Australia: 2011 Annual Gerard Crock Lecture (2011)

Author

Taylor HR

Publisher

Centre for Eye Research Australia

City

Melbourne

Type

Audiovisual

 

Description

Presented by Professor Hugh R. Taylor AC, from the Indigneous Eye Health Unit, Melbourne University, this public lecture advocates for increased spending on, and attention to, the issue of vision loss in Australia, and in the nation's Indigenous population, specifically.

Professor Taylor outlines the prevalence and significance of vision related problems, Australia-wide; and the costs and burden of eye disease. He makes the case that prevention, treatment and research are cost effective.

The work of the Indigenous Eye Health Unit (IEHU) in closing the gap in vision between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is introduced. The lecture describes the current state of Indigenous eye health with a focus on trachoma, particularly:

The lecture reviews the shortage in eye care in regional and remote Australia. It lists the requirements for, and factors that have built success in, the delivery of eye care, based on the IEHU's research.

The Centre for Eye Research Australia presents this annual public lecture in honour of the memory and contribution of Professor Gerard Crock AO (1929-2007), the foundation Professor and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contact details

Centre for Eye Research Australia
Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
Peter Howson Wing
Level 1, 32 Gisborne Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Ph: (03) 9929 8360
Fax: (03) 9662 3859
Email: cera-info@unimelb.edu.au

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