Indigenous Eye Health

Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) was established in 2008 at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health to undertake world leading research that has established an evidence base and policy framework to address Indigenous eye health in Australia.

IEH aims to Close the Gap for vision for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population through world leading research, policy formation, advocacy and implementation.

As part of this program LEHP has joined forces with the University of Melbourne to promote Diabetes eye care and avoidable vision loss from Diabetic Retinopathy.

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The prevalence of vision loss is three times higher amongst Indigenous Australians