No return to ‘business as usual’: equity and the return of cataract surgeries

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With the commencement of elective cataract surgery on 27 April, thousands on waiting lists can now to look forward again to their upcoming surgery. Two Indigenous leaders in the eye health sector, Dr Kris Rallah-Baker and Mr Shaun Tatipata, have called for equity when working through the cataract surgery waiting lists.

It is important that this advice is heeded, as there is also a risk of Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Peoples’ access to care slipping further backwards without specific attention and sector-wide support.

Read the full article written by Guy Gillor, Rosamond Gilden, Nick Schubert & Mitchell Anjou from IEH on the Insight website here.