Trinh Green, MD was born in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Vietnam and came to the U.S. at an early age. She received a BA and a MA from Harvard in biology prior to receiving her MD at the University of California Irvine. Dr. Green is currently a staff physician at Asian Health Services in Oakland, CA, and most of her career has focused on helping the poor and underserved. Dr. Green has always been severely myopic and in the senior year of high school she developed papillophlebitis. She was diagnosed with glaucoma at age 21 and has undergone multiple surgeries. She gives back by volunteering with the Glaucoma Research Foundation in
San Francisco, including opportunities to speak about glaucoma and raise awareness of this disease.