Journal article

Cataract surgery and Indigenous eye care: A review

Hugh R Taylor, Mitchell D Anjou

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Cataract remains the leading cause of blindness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and is still a major cause of vision loss. The pathway of care to cataract surgery has many potential gaps and barriers. Although there has been a significant increase in services over the last few years, there is still the urgent need to facilitate timely and affordable cataract surgery. Particularly for public surgery there needs to be a significant decrease in waiting times for the clinical assessment of those needing surgery and for those on a surgical waiting list.