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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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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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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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Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute Promoters honoured at the World Ophthalmology Congress 2012

Dr Akef El-Maghraby and Dr Daniel Etya’ale, promoters of the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, received awards from the Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) during the World Ophthalmology Congress ® (WOC2012) in Abu Dhabi. The awards were in … Continue reading

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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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Glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in Africa

It is estimated that about 6 million people in Sub Saharan Africa are affected by glaucoma, while another 0,5 million are already blind from the disease.  Africans are at increased risk of blindness from glaucoma since the disease starts earlier, … Continue reading

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January is Glaucoma awareness month – know your risks!

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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