Glaucoma – One of the Primary Causes of Vision Loss and Blindness

Dr. Tosin Smith, a glaucoma specialist with Glaucoma Associates of Texas and an Allergan spokesperson discusses the impact of glaucoma on vision, strategies for managing intraocular pressure (IOP) for people living with glaucoma who may have challenges with administering eye drops, and FDA-approved treatment options to address elevated IOP.

Tosin Smith received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS) at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, graduating with the Andrew Blair Aitken’s Prize in Surgery. Dr. Smith started a residency in general surgery in the United Kingdom and completed a surgical internship at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC. She did her residency in Ophthalmology at Howard University Hospital where she served as Chief Resident. Her interest in glaucoma caused her to pursue a glaucoma fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently a partner Physician at the Glaucoma Associates of Texas in Dallas.

Because of her love for teaching, She has had many academic affiliations through her career including Chief of the division of Glaucoma at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and currently as clinical associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas involved with
the training of Glaucoma fellows. She has many clinical, surgical, and research interests in the management of glaucoma and cataracts, with special interest in the surgical management of childhood glaucoma.

Dr. Smith has presented numerous paper and publications at various academic meetings, serves on numerous advisory boards and is a member of multiple professional societies. She is actively involved with various aspects of clinical research as a medical monitor, primary or sub investigator.

She is interested in medical missions and Global outreach. She is currently runs the Cure Glaucoma foundation, serves as an Ambassador of the Glaucoma Research foundation and is a physician volunteer at the Child Vision Center in Fort Worth, Texas. She lived in five countries growing up and not only
embraced their diverse culture and languages, but she also experienced the impact of glaucoma and cataracts in other areas of the world and strives to do her part in reducing that burden.

On a personal note, She loves the Lord dearly, loves to sing and enjoys traveling and exploring other cultures.

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