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World Sight Day: sight savers counsel Nigerians on test to avoid early blindness

Nigerians have been called upon to always visit hospitals to check their eyes for test to avoid early blindness. The Senior Manager of Sight Savers…

Nigerians have been called upon to always visit hospitals to check their eyes for test to avoid early blindness.

The Senior Manager of Sight Savers International, Anita Agon, made the call in Kaduna on Wednesday.

Agon, who disclosed this at an event to Mark World sight day in Kaduna, said Sightsavers had treated many children from 2017 to date on cathedral operations.

“So far, we have trained and screened a lot of people, children in the Kaduna eye health program and other states. In particular, we focus on Kaduna, we saw from statistics that most children have eye diseases.

“So we have a child eye health program that tries to address the health condition of children in Kaduna state, so far we have treated and conducted cathedral operations to many children in the state,” she said.

She said the world sight day celebration is to create awareness among other populations in the state, that people should go out to screen their eyes because the screening is free in most health facilities.

Also reiterating the importance and awareness of the program, Dr. Jerimaiah Daiko, from the Kaduna State Ministry of Health emphasized the importance of the eyes and the need to take preventive and preservative measures.

He urged the public that the issue of the eye affects every age, adding that there is no age limit.

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