One Man’s Eye-land

Anna Louise Pouncey

Abstract

St Vincent and the Grenadines, best known as the filming location for Pirates of the Caribbean, may sound like an ideal elective location; however, the reality held a few surprises. In a stretched Ophthalmology department, held together by one man, Anna learnt about the principles of eye care provision, how to work in an environment with limited resources and saw a few operations along the way.

Keywords: manual small incision cataract surgery, elective, caribbean