Tag 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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