Category Archives: African

No to blindness…

Song written and performed by our Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute staff, Ms Nassang Mimba (Natty), on the occasion of  World Sight Day 2017 on October 12th 2017.  

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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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Clearing and leveling almost complete

Clearing and leveling of the land to build the new Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, Yaounde is almost complete. Construction of the clinical services building of the institute is anticipated to start by the end of the month of September … Continue reading

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How do we ensure diabetics in Africa have their yearly eye exam?

Ensuring diabetics in Africa have their yearly eye exam should sound like a major challenge given that according to the International Diabetes Federation, at least 78% of diabetics in sub Saharan Africa don’t even know they have diabetes. Among patients … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Vision from Diabetes: The Annual Exam Every Diabetic Needs

In this American Academy of Ophthalmology video, an Eye M.D. and patients explain why people with diabetes should get an annual eye exam and how it can save your sight.

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Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes, and remains the leading cause of avoidable blindness in working-aged people. Africans and people with African ancestry seem to be among the most affected, with diabetic retinopathy being identified in close to … Continue reading

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