Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) was established in 2008 by Professor Hugh R Taylor, AC 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 peoples through world-leading research, policy formation, advocacy and implementation. Research has established the state of Indigenous eye health in Australia and current service availability and explored barriers and enablers to the delivery of eye health services for Indigenous peoples.
The evidence gathered has guided the development of a comprehensive policy framework – The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision - that is supported by the Indigenous and mainstream health sectors and government. IEH is currently actively engaged in providing the necessary advocacy and technical support to Close the Gap for Vision.
Progress and resources to support the implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision.
Diabetes Eye Care
Free resources for health professionals and communities to help raise awareness for people with diabetes about the need for annual eye checks to avoid blindness.
Australia is the only developed country in the world to still have active trachoma in remote Indigenous communities. Here you can find free tools and resources to assist in fighting this disease.
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people - the traditional owners of the land upon which Indigenous Eye Health is located, and their Elders past, present and future.