Category Archives: Diabetic Retinopathy

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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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 Diabetes Day 2013

World Diabetes day 2013 falls on November 14th. It marks the fifth and final year of the 2009-2013 campaign on “Diabetes education and prevention.” The World Diabetes Day 2013 campaign is encouraging everyone to Take a Step for Diabetes, engaging … 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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Preparing the construction site for the foundations

Here, part of the right-wing of the clinical services building of Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute. This wing will host various subspecialist ophthalmologists such as for cataract, glaucoma, retina and vitreous, pediatric ophthalmology and squints etc. and their teams; equipment … 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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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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