Hospitalisations for eye procedures

Measure 3.3: The number of hospital separations with a procedure on the eye and adnexa, per 1,000 Indigenous population.

Hospitalisations reflect both the occurrence in the population of eye conditions which are serious enough to require hospitalisation, as well as access to and use of hospitals services.

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  • In 2015–17, there were around 7,900 hospitalisations of Indigenous people for eye procedures—a crude rate of 5.3 per 1,000 population.
  • For Indigenous Australians, the most common classification for hospitalisations for an eye procedure were lens procedures (3.2 per 1,000).
  • Between 2007–09 and 2015–17, the hospitalisation rate for eye procedures for Indigenous Australians remained fairly constant for those aged from 45 to 64, but increased for those aged 65 to 74 and 75 to 84.