Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

The roadmap to close the gap for vision: summary report September 2015

Posted on: 28 September, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 3, July 2015 – September 2015
Related to Diabetes Eye health Policies

Taylor HR, Jatkar U, Anjou M (2015)
The roadmap to close the gap for vision: summary report September 2015
Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

This report summarises and develops the findings and recommendations in The roadmap to close the gap for vision: full report released in 2012. It builds on the 2008 National Indigenous eye health survey and various successful eye care programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

The report provides brief information on various topics including:

  • the current status of Indigenous eye health
  • causes of vision loss
  • the patient journey
  • the pathway of care
  • diabetes and eye care
  • trachoma.

The report highlights the need for increased eye services in remote areas and increased utilisation in all areas. It makes 42 specific recommendations and recommends policy changes to improve the quality and sustainability of eye care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract