Barbadians should arm themselves with the knowledge of the risk factors and characteristics of glaucoma, like age and low blood pressure.
This is according to glaucoma specialist, Dr. Dawn Grosvenor as she gave a lecture on the disease that damages the eye's optic nerve and can sometimes cause blindness.
The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus hosted the lecture as part of Glaucoma Week.
Dr. Grosvenor says the number one risk factor is raised eye pressure.