Hugh R Taylor and Jill E Keeffe
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04262.x
Published online: 7 January 2002

The major advance in ophthalmology in the past five years has been the findings from two recent epidemiological studies that have indicated the priorities for clinical and public health practice and basic science research in ophthalmology in Australia.1,2

  • Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), University of Melbourne at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, VIC.


  • 1. Weih LM, van Newkirk MR, McCarty CA, Taylor HR. Age-specific causes of bilateral vision impairment. Arch Ophthalmol 2000; 118: 264-269.
  • 2. Attebo K, Mitchell P, Smith W. Visual acuity and the causes of visual loss in Australia: the Blue Mountains Eye Study. Ophthalmology 1996; 103: 357-364.
  • 3. Wensor MD, McCarty CA, Stanislavsky YL, et al. The prevalence of glaucoma in the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project. Ophthalmology 1998; 105: 733-739.
  • 4. National Health and Medical Research Council. Management of diabetic retinopathy. Clinical practice guidelines. Canberra: Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services, 1997.
  • 5. Smith W, Assink R, Mitchell P, et al. Risk factors for age-related macular degeneration: pooled findings from three continents. Ophthalmology 2001; 108: 697-704.


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