Category Archives: Africa

Prime Minister H.E. Dr Philemon Yang visits Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute

On Tuesday 27 January 2015, His Excellency Dr. Philemon Yang, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon, visited the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute (MICEI), located in Oback (15km from Nkolbisson), on the Yaounde-Okola highway. The Prime Minister was accompanied … Continue reading

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Africa Eye Foundation Board Chairman, Dr Akef El-Maghraby visits construction site

Dr Akef El-Maghraby, board chairman of the Africa Eye Foundation, and main promoter of the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute was in Yaounde, Cameroon, from November 22nd-24th 2014. The main objective of his visit was to see for himself progress … Continue reading

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World Glaucoma Week 2014

Glaucoma is called the “sneak thief of sight” because it is a silent illness and most people don’t notice they have a problem until vision diminishes substantially or blindness occurs. Conservative estimates put the proportion of people aged 40 years … Continue reading

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Glaucoma, the first cause of irreversible blindness in Africa

Join the fight against blindness due to glaucoma. 1. Do you know whether you have glaucoma? 2. Do you know any close relative, friend or colleague with glaucoma? 3. If you are 40 years or above, when is the last … Continue reading

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Africa Eye Foundation and the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, Yaounde

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), The Al Noor – Magrabi Foundation, a non-profit foundation based in Egypt, and the That Every Life May Count (French language: Afin Que Chaque Vie Compte) Foundation, a non-profit foundation based in Switzerland have … Continue reading

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Simulation of vision loss in an eye with cataract

Cataract is a cloudiness of the eye’s natural lens. The most common form is age related cataract, which usually develops gradually over a period of years or decades. In Cameroon and Africa as a whole, cataract is one of the … Continue reading

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Sensibilisation au glaucome – connaissez vos risques…

Janvier est le mois de sensibilisation au glaucome. – Savez-vous si vous êtes atteint du glaucome ou pas? – Est-ce qu’un membre de la famille ou un ami proche est atteint du glaucome? – Savez-vous que le glaucome est la … Continue reading

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