In 'The Conversation' - Why is trachoma blinding Aboriginal children when mainstream Australia eliminated it 100 years ago?

14 Sep 2016

The prevalence of vision problems in Indigenous people is a result of cataracts, diabetic eye disease and a disease non-Indigenous children don’t get – trachoma.

In fact, trachoma disappeared from mainstream Australia more than 100 years ago with improved hygiene facilities, water infrastructure and living conditions.

Yet, in the Northern Territory, 5% of indigenous children have an active trachoma, which is considered an endemic level. Read more here