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Preventing avoidable glaucoma blindness in African‐Caribbeans

Peter Shah (Birmingham & Midlands Eye Centre, Sandwell & City Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham, Heart of England Foundation Trust, Birmingham and Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK)
Freda Sii (Birmingham & Midlands Eye Centre, Sandwell & City Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK)
Vinette Cross (Birmingham & Midlands Eye Centre, Sandwell & City Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham and Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK)

Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care

ISSN: 1757-0980

Article publication date: 1 June 2008

Abstract

Glaucoma is a blinding disease which disproportionately affects some communities, particularly African‐Caribbeans. The ‘ReGAE’ project: Research into Glaucoma and Ethnicity was set up in 1999 and is based at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. Among its aims are to provide ethnically‐sensitive evidence‐based information to help inform the future commissioning and training of glaucoma care with ethnic groups and to develop a national programme of glaucoma education.

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Shah, P., Sii, F. and Cross, V. (2008), "Preventing avoidable glaucoma blindness in African‐Caribbeans", Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 18-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/17570980200800004

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