Lagos community battles blindness

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Musibau Akara, 60, is around many individuals on the borderline of losing their sight to catarat. Therefore, he is looking for succour in the on-going free eye screening and surgery in Epe territory of Lagos State.

Portraying his story to our correspondent, Akara said life was blushing and everything was going on easily for him until his sight started to fizzle him.

“I began having issue with my sight three years back when I revealed I can’t read or see objects well.

“I really did not recognize what was off with my eye. I tried everything I could to take care of the issue without any result”, he deplored.

Akara is not the one and only living out this issue. There are some others in Epe about losing their sight to cataract, refractive error and glaucoma.

The 5-day free eye screening and surgery programme organised by Chevron Nigeria Limited, Eye Foundation Centre and a Lagos State lawmaker standing for Epe constituency 1, Honourable Abiodun Tobun, uncovered that dominant part of the aforementioned having diverse eye deformities are those inside the age section 40 or more with heightened cases of cataract.

A medicinal professional, Dr. Tayo Bogunjoko, who was at the centre, told our correspondent that the most predominant eye issue is cataract and also refractive errors while a couple of glaucoma issue is likewise on record.

“There is hope for individuals experiencing cataract if the issue is accounted for on time. It includes the utilization of surgery on the patient furnished there is no more pathology at the back of the eye,” Bogunjoko said.

Then, Musibau is ideal that with the programme, he may have the capacity to recapture his sight. An additional occupant, Mrs Adenola Taiwo, 46, said she could no longer see or read faultlessly. “At the time I went to the programme, I was let known i had refractive error yet after experienced screening, I was given eye glasses.”

Omotolani Ogunbanwo, 25, said, “I have been encountering tingling and swallowing eyes for a while and I have not had the ability to do anything to it. I used to have worms on my eyelids. Be that as it may, with this programme, I realize that there will be result for the issue”.

In the mean time, Mr. Deji Haastrup, General Manager, Policy Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Limited, said the inclusion of Chevron in health issues was on the grounds that health issues are on the increment.

Haastrup who was acted for by Mr. Esimaje Brinkinn, Chevron Advisor, Social Performance, uncovered that putting resources into health is key to the growth of the company.

President, Eye Foundation Centre, Dr. Adekunle Hassan, said, “the organization is part of the corporate social authority of the organisation. member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Abiodun, said, “The programme is pointed at diminishing visual deficiency in my constituent and that is the reason I have set up this programme for the profit of my body electorate. Inquired as to whether the programme was the first of its thoughtful in Epe, he said, “The eye screening programme is the first endeavor in health related programmes and it will be a persistent process in my body electorate. “

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