Contributing to the prevention of blindness among the Aboriginal people;
supporting remote eye care

October 31, 2022
Aborogonal medical staff perfoming examination using a full-auto medical device

The rate of blindness among Australia’s Aboriginal people is about three times that of non-indigenous people. Of these cases, it is said that 90% could have been prevented*.
Topcon, assenting to Lion Outback Vision (LOV) an NGO that offer remote diagnosis services in Wester Australia to promote the early detection/early treatment of eye diseases and prevent blindness, provided fully-automatic medical devices and remote care platforms. By installing Topcon devices on the LOV’s mobile vision van to support remote check-ups and having expert ophthalmologists perform remote diagnosis by reviewing data via the cloud, Topcon supported real-time remote eye care in remote indigenous communities. By supporting the remote medical system using Topcon’s systems, we are contributing to the early detection/early treatment of serious eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy.

*The Fred Hollows Foundation

Lions Outback Vision

Mobile examination Vision Van
Route of the Vision Van crossing the vast land of Western Australia
Outback Vision movie