Category Archives: Blindness

Central Africa’s high volume subspecialty eye centre breaks another record

A record 405 patients were attended to in one day at the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, MICEI!  This was on Wednesday, 22nd August 2018 and included patients attending the general ophthalmology clinic as well as the retina, glaucoma, pediatric … Continue reading

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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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HIV/AIDS and the Eye

World AIDS Day The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988 after health ministers from around the world met in London, England and agreed to such a day as a way of highlighting the enormity of the AIDS pandemic … 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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Celebrate World Sight Day 2013

Get your Eyes Tested! This year, World Sight Day (WSD13) falls on 10 October 2013, the second Thursday of October. World Sight Day 2013 is especially important, since it will mark the launch of a new WHO Action Plan on … 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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Journée mondiale du diabète 2012: Protégeons notre futur

Journée mondiale du diabète 2012: Protégeons notre futur Le 14 novembre 2012, nous célébrons la journée mondiale du diabète. La campagne cette année-ci marque la quatrième année consacrée à l’Education et la Prévention du Diabète. Le diabète au Cameroun Cette … Continue reading

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Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute Proposed Layout

The proposed layout of Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute reflects its objectives well. These objectives include: 1. To serve as a tertiary level eye referral center, not just for Cameroon also but for neighboring countries. 2. To offer ophthalmology subspecialties … Continue reading

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World Sight Day 2012 and Central Africa

Today is World Sight Day 2012, an international day of awareness for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and VISION 2020: The Right to Sight. According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, there are currently 285 million … Continue reading

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