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  • 19 July

    The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH) has a wonderful new resource on its Eye health section to support the health workforce. A new animated infographic about diabetic retinopathy (DR) has been produced to add to the key fact sheets about this condition. This short animated four minute video has been designed by the AIH and The Fred Hollows Foundation. It provides visually engaging evidence-based information to assist health care providers in their everyday practice.


    It’s currently available from the DR key facts page or on our YouTube Channel, and is aimed at supporting those working to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health. Please feel free to forward to your staff and networks

  • 14 April 2015

    Interviews from Yarnin' health show #4 (Eye health)
    Have a listen to Statewide Eye Health Project Officer, Susan Forrester, from VACCHO, yarnin' about eye health, refractive error, getting eye checks and more... on VACCHO Soundcloud

  • 24 January 2014

    Hi everyone,
    The Indigenous eye health workers' portal has downloadable pdf fact sheets for eye and vision assessments, and key facts about four common eye problems; refractive error; diabetic retinopathy; cataract; and trachoma.
    Eye and vision assessments
    Refractive error
    Diabetic retinopathy
    Cataract
    Trachoma
    The portal also contains information about other eye conditions, courses and training and conferences and events.
    Kind regards,
    Avinna Trzesinski
    EyeInfoNetwork yarning place coordinator

  • 24 October 2013

    Portable eye health equipment available
    The Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Service (IRIS) provides portable diagnostic and treatment equipment for outreach services.
    IRIS, under the management of IRIS Taskforce Member and Optometrist Rowan Churchill and with Federal Government assistance, has refurbished equipment donated by the Wuchopperen Health service, Cape York when they were able to buy new equipment for their regional eye program.
    Equipment held by IRIS to support remote eye health workers includes:
    • A fully portable slit lamp table including power source (weighing 13kg)
    • Haag Streit Bm-900 Slit Lamp
    • A full set of testing gear including auto-refractor/keratometer, tonometer, lensmeter, trail set, BIO, diagnostic lenses, etc.
    The aim of IRIS in making the equipment available is to enable those communities without these resources to receive diagnosis and treatment without having to travel to a regional centre.
    The equipment is stored in custom made transport boxes at the IRIS headquarters in Brisbane, is fully insured and able to be couriered to any part of Australia for indigenous and remote eye health initiatives. IRIS is currently developing a short 'how to' video to support the equipment's use.
    To express an interest in utilising this equipment for outreach activities, please Contact Sam Chenoweth, IRIS Program Coordinator on +61 7 3831 3007 or iris@aso.asn.au
    You can view the instructional videos on the equipment and how to use it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeOpGLAqSPc
    For further information on the IRIS program, and its activities and achievements, please visit www.irisprogram.com.au

  • 13 September 2013

    The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet now has an Indigenous eye health workers’ portal http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/other-health-conditions/eyeworkers This new resource aims to provide the Indigenous eye health workforce and related workers with easy-to-access, quality information about the eye health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Content includes: key facts, publications, health promotion resources and practice resources, and programs and projects. Workforce information includes: courses and training, job opportunities, conferences, workshops and events. The portal is easy to navigate, so busy health workers can access the information they need as quickly as possible. The Indigenous eye health workers' portal was developed by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, with grateful acknowledgement to the support of the Brien Holden Vision Institute. Its development was guided by a national Reference Group and the Indigenous EyeInfoNetwork. Warm regards, Avinna Trzesinski EyeInfoNetwork yarning place coordinator

  • 25 October 2012

    Hi everyone,
    This post lists a range of resources for Indigenous eye health.
    A new mobile phone app for trachoma data is being tested in Africa. View the news story about it herehttp://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/about/news/1077 Is there any similar technology being used or might be available for eye care here in Australia? Kind regards, Avinna