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Jamaica/Cuba Ophthalmology Centre Re-Opens PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 January 2013 10:57

The Jamaica/Cuba Ophthalmology Centre located at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Kingston will re-open on January 28, 2013. Screening will continue to take place Mondays to Fridays at the National Chest Hospital, 36 ½ Barbican Road, Kingston 6.


Persons will be screened for the following conditions only:-

  • Cataracts
  • Pterygium (Fleshy growth on eye) and
  • Diabetic Retinopathy


The public is advised that the programme is not in a position at this time to provide assistance to persons seeking treatment for conditions not listed above, nor those seeking treatment for children. Persons are asked to take along the following:

  • A referral from a Public Health Facility
  • A valid I.D (Passport/Driver’s License/National ID, or certified passport size photograph with TRN)


Selected persons will be asked to provide two (2) contact telephone numbers. The public will be duly notified of other upcoming screening sessions across the island.


For further information, persons are asked to contact the Jamaica/Cuba Eye Care Programme at 948-0017 or 924-9287 or e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




 Contact: MOH, Public Relations Unit Tel: 967-1561

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