Author: Desiree Murray

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

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…