This report is part of a series of annual reports that update the Indigenous eye health measures. The measures cover the prevalence of eye health conditions, diagnosis and treatment services, the eye health workforce and outreach services. Subject to data availability, the report examines differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, as well as differences by factors such as age, sex, remoteness, jurisdiction and lower level geographies. The report provides an evidence base for monitoring changes in Indigenous eye health over time, access to and use of eye health services, and for identifying gaps in service delivery.
Highlights are presented in Indigenous eye health measures 2021: in brief.
- ISBN: ISBN 978-1-76054-887-2
- Cat. no: IHW 261
- Pages: 159
Median wait time for cataract surgery was 124 days for Indigenous Australians and 82 days for non-Indigenous Australians
Around 34% of Indigenous Australians who had a diabetes test had also had an eye examination in 2019-20
The prevalence of active trachoma in children aged 5-9 in at-risk communities fell from 15% in 2009 to 4.5% in 2019