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Africa Eye Foundation at the Global Financial Markets Forum

… there are approximately 40 million people who are blind, 80% of which is avoidable and preventable. It becomes an ethical imperative that we all do our best to make sure that doesn’t happen… Tamer Makary, Vice President of Africa Eye … Continue reading

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Eye care for all – WSD 2015

World Sight Day 2015 will be on 8 October 2015. Africa Eye Foundation is working with IAPB and many other partners to ensure that this year’s World Sight Day call to action (Eye Care for All) is a reality, not … 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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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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