Australia’s first Indigenous ophthalmologist makes history

Dr Kristopher Rallah-Baker has made history while working on the Lions Outback Vision Van, becoming Australia’s first Indigenous ophthalmologist. The Queensland doctor has been based with Outback Vision – the outreach arm of the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) – since the beginning of 2018.

While in Western Australia, Dr Rallah-Baker has worked in outreach ophthalmology on the Vision Van – a mobile eye health clinic which travels all over the State delivering care for people with a range of eye conditions, including cataract, glaucoma, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr Rallah-Baker is optimistic about the future of Indigenous eye health and believes partnerships will ultimately close the eye health gap in Australia.
Read more here: Australia’s first Indigenous ophthalmologist