Dr Amelia Lake discusses the Diabetes and Eye Health project, funded by Vision 2020 Australia.
Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the ALP’s plan to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – particularly its intention to invest $13 million to help reduce avoidable blindness.
An artificial intelligence (AI) system set to undergo the rigours of a clinical trial in remote and regional Australian clinics could have the potential to assist non-eyecare health providers in screening for eye disease.
Nathalia and surrounding communities are about to get yet another treat arranged by The G.R.A.I.N. Store in partnership with the Vision Initiative. Artists Liz Walker and Avis Gardner will be taking part in an artist in residence program at the gallery in April, encompassing a range of workshops, open studio sessions and an evolving exhibition. The artists will transform the Community Gallery into a working artist studio for the two-week period.
A federal Government commitment to the National Strategic Action Plan developed by Macular Disease Foundation Australia to save the sight of Australians – backed by a firm commitment of funding – is recognition of the enormous impact macular disease has in our society.
Vision 2020 Australia, the peak body for the eye sector, is calling for action to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have the same access to eye care as other Australians. The recently released Strong eyes, strong communities – A five year plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision, 2019-2024 sets out a plan to achieve this goal.
Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the leadership shown by the Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt AM, along with his state and territory counterparts, in discussing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision at the COAG Health Council Meeting on Friday March 8.
Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) will distribute digital toolkits to eyecare providers ahead of its month-long national awareness campaign, which this year will maintain a sharp focus on hereditary links associated with the disease.
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Following the Vision Initiative and Vision 2020 Australia's inclusion in Australia's first review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) delivered to the UN, a case study on the program has been submitted for publication on the SDGs website.