Vision loss in Australia


The 7 November 2005 issue of the Medical Journal of Australia contains a number of letters to the Editor about Vision loss in Australia in response to an article by Taylor and colleagues. Reproduced here is the letter by Konrad Pesudovs, Douglas J Coster and a reply from Jill E Keeffe, Hugh R Taylor.


The timely report of Taylor and colleagues of large numbers of Australians suffering visual impairment caused by refractive error raises some important questions

The authors have raised important issues which require clarification. Is it that visual acuity overestimates the impact of refractive error on visual disability, or is the system for supplying spectacles to Australians failing?


Australia. Med J Aust 2005;183:495. Pesudovs K, Coster DJ.


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