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released: 22 Jul 2005 author: AIHW media release

Visual impairment is an important health issue facing the present and future generations of older Australians because it can affect physical, functional, emotional and social wellbeing, and reduce quality of life. The main aim of this bulletin is to present the most reliable, robust and up-to-date estimates of the prevalence of major vision problems among older Australians. The prevalence of vision problems among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is also reported. These estimates are important for use in planning prevention and treatment interventions. The bulletin also presents estimates from the range of Australian data sources available and reports on a number of data quality issues.

ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978 1 74024 484 8; Cat. no. AUS 60; 35pp.; Internet Only

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AIHW 2005. Vision problems in older Australians. AIHW bulletin no. 27. Cat. no. AUS 60. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 May 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467733>.

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