Eye to Eye: Cataracts and glaucoma


Cataracts and glaucoma are eye disorders that can lead to vision loss and affect the overall health of your eyes.

They share similar symptoms and risk factors, but have different causes and treatment options.

Optometrist Stephanie Marchack and Chairman and Chief Surgeon at Trinidad Eye Hospital (TEH) Dr Ronnie Bhola tell us what we need to know about these conditions.


Through TEH, a non-profit organisation, patients can benefit from free eye-care initiatives, including corrective eye surgeries. Caribbean Vitreous and Retina Surgery Ltd (CVRS) is the majority sponsor of TEH.

CVRS offers a wide range of high-quality ophthalmology services at four locations throughout the country, restoring sight and reducing avoidable blindness for thousands locally and regionally.

Services include: Cataract Surgery, Retina Surgery, Glaucoma Testing and Treatment, Optical Services, Eye Scans and Tests and Free Diabetic Eye Screening.

TEH’s next upcoming event is one of its sight saver charities in July, the Free Cataract Surgery Programme.

To find out more about its services and subsidised pricing options, contact TEH at 235-4834, or via email at [email protected].


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