Author: Desiree Murray

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Lecturer in Ophthalmology, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
Organisation: The University of the West Indies

The Association of Caribbean Glaucoma Surgeons (ACGS): focusing the spotlight on glaucoma in the Caribbean

Lecturer in Ophthalmology, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
Organisation: The University of the West Indies
For World Glaucoma Week, Desiree Murray on formation of the Association of Caribbean Glaucoma Surgeons ... For World Glaucoma Week 2018, my blog highlighted the challenges in preventing blindness and visual impairment from glaucoma in Trinidad and Tobago [1]. These include a lack of awareness in the community and health provider inattention, which result in suboptimal…

Challenges in preventing blindness and visual impairment from glaucoma in Trinidad and Tobago

Lecturer in Ophthalmology, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
Organisation: The University of the West Indies

For World Glaucoma Week, Dr Desirée Murray, Lecturer in Ophthalmology at The University of the West Indies on challenges in preventing blindness and visual impairment from glaucoma in Trinidad and Tobago. Risk factors for open-angle glaucoma (OAG) include African ancestry, age, higher intraocular pressure (IOP), and family history of glaucoma, thinner central corneal thickness and myopia. The Caribbean…