Identifying the extent and prevalence of eye diseases among indigenous Australians.
This project is the first of the four priorty research projects seed-funded by The Eye Foundation to be completed. It had been more than 30 years since a national survey of indigenous eye health was taken. The National Indigenous Eye Health Survey (Minum Barreng Project) provided a national picture of the extent of eye disease in indigenous communites. The results of the survey were launched in September 2008 by Eye Foundation Patron Her Excellency, Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia.