Category Archives: Cataract

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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Video Documentary on the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute

The Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute was officially inaugurated on March 29th 2017 by H.E. Dr Philemon Yang, Prime Minister and Head of Government of Cameroon. Herewith a CRTV documentary on MICEI. We also have a bilingual CRTV report on … Continue reading

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Africa eye foundation fighting avoidable visual impairment from cataract

Getting closer to the architectural rendering! And yes, Africa Eye Foundation is indeed pioneering Central Africa’s first non-profit, sub-specialty eye hospital and training institute in Cameroon. While cataract will remain high on the agenda, retina, glaucoma, paediatric ophthalmology, oculoplastics, cornea … Continue reading

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Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute as of December 2014

In 2015, patients coming for cataract surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery (for retinal detachments, advanced diabetic retinopathy etc.), glaucoma filtering surgery, eye operations on children etc. will be received in this waiting room nearing completion.

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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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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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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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August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

As parents and children prepare for the start of a new school year, it may be worthwhile including an eye exam for the children in the to-do list. Since about 80% of early learning is visual, early identification and treatment … 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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