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What is IRIS?

The Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Service - IRIS - was a joint initiative of the Australian Society of 
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IRIS was funded by the Federal Department of Health from 2010 to September 2014 to deliver a national approach to the delivery of eye health services in Australia's rural and remote communities.

IRIS brought substantially improved eye health services to rural and remote parts of Australia through a co-ordinated and whole-of-care approach to service development and delivery.

The IRIS Taskforce, which was made up of representatives from ophthalmology, optometry, eye health co-ordination and the Australian Government worked to improve the national co-ordination of funding and general service delivery of eye health services in rural, remote and Indigenous communities across Australia.

The End of IRIS

From 2010 - 2014 IRIS delivered over 15,000 eye health services (including over 2,000 procedures)                               across 26 rural and remote towns across Australia. 

A truly national program, IRIS delivered services in all Australian States and Territories (except the ACT). 

For further information on the successes of the program, please click here

 

 

footer_logosFunding for this project is provided to the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists by the Australian Government
under the Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Program – Eye Health Teams for Rural Australia measure