Journal article

The prevalence and causes of vision loss in Indigenous Australians: the National Indigenous Eye Health Survey

Hugh R Taylor, Jing Xie, Sarah Fox, Ross A Dunn, Anna-Lena Arnold, Jill E Keeffe

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2010

Abstract

AIM: To determine the prevalence and causes of vision loss in Indigenous Australians. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A national, stratified, random cluster sample was drawn from 30 communities across Australia that each included about 300 Indigenous people of all ages. A sample of non-Indigenous adults aged > or = 40 years was also tested at several remote sites for comparison. Participants were examined using a standardised protocol that included a questionnaire (self-administered or completed with the help of field staff), visual acuity (VA) testing on presentation and after correction, visual field testing, trachoma grading, and fundus and lens photography. The data were collected in 2..

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