‘Share Your Story’: Regional Collaboration Enables Aboriginal Access Eye Clinic for Ophthalmology

ophthalmologist performing an eye check on patient Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) are pleased to release the next story from the ‘Share Your Story’ initiative, titled ‘Regional Collaboration Enables Aboriginal Access Eye Clinic for Ophthalmology’. The story which discusses the establishment of an Aboriginal Access Clinic at Barwon Health to reduce wait times for cataract surgery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

Geelong is derived from the local Wathaurong/Wadawurrung Aboriginal name Djillong, when translated means, ‘tongue of land’ or ‘peninsula’. Geelong has the largest population of Aboriginal people in Victoria outside metropolitan Melbourne, with more than 3000 Aboriginal people living in the region. The region comprises of suburban, coastal and country areas, it is situated 75km south west of Melbourne.

The ‘Share Your Story’ initiative aims to share a selection of stories of successful activities and significant achievements in Indigenous eye health by individuals, organisations, regional eye stakeholder groups, and through other collaborations relating to efforts to close the gap for vision.

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If you have any questions or for further information please contact IEH, Indigenous-EyeHealth@unimelb.edu.au or call (03) 8344 9320.