Category Archives: Cameroon

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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Updated architectural rendering of the two hospital buildings

Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute

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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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Start of construction work on the outreach ward imminent

The roof of the main building of the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute is almost complete. Construction work on the second building, an eye ward to take care of outreach patients coming for cataract surgery, treatment for diabetes and its … 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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Construction site on November 19th 2013

Cameroon Eye Institute on googlemaps

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Through the ORBIS Lens: ORBIS in Cameroon. ORBIS welcomed the Prime Minister of Cameroon to visit the FEH this week.

Here is an interesting CNN report with useful insights and images of life on and the purpose of the Flying Eye Hospital’s to Cameroon.

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Cataract surgery improves survival in the elderly!

Correction of visual impairment by cataract surgery in Australian adults, aged 49 years and above, was found to be associated with an approximately 40 percent lower mortality rate according to a recent report. This is not the first time an … Continue reading

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Cameroon Eye Institute Roof Construction in Progress

Yaounde: significant progress is being made in the construction of the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, as evidenced by photographs taken on site today. The walls are up, now the building is taking shape with construction of the roof.

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Le retinoblastome

La semaine de sensibilisation au rétinoblastome (12 – 18 Mai 2013) Le rétinoblastome est le cancer de l’oeil le plus fréquent chez les enfants, se manifestant généralement avant l’âge de trois ans. Il peut affecter un seul œil (unilatérale) ou … Continue reading

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