Glaucoma is regarded as the leading cause of irreversible blindness in th world. So to mark World, glaucoma week, we invited three experts on my show #PeoplesForum which airs weekdays 5-6pm on 92.5 Enugu’s DreamFm to raise more awareness about the ailment
One of my guests, Dr Suhanya Okeke, a consultant ophthalmologist at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu revealed that studies on (Nigeria) National Visual Impairment and Blindness Survey showed the Igbo race were most predisposed to glaucoma and other visual blindness/impairments. According to her it’s a gene problem meaning there is something in our genes that increases our risk to glaucoma.
Also Dr Okeke noted that initial studies on glaucoma done in the US showed black people were more predisposed to Glaucoma. She stressed that people should take the ailment seriously as it presents no distinctive signs or symptoms before it’s too late thereby advising people to get regular eye checks to prevent its onset.
Listen to her assessment here….. https://www.dropbox.com/s/rod5f0yi5bsek6p/Dr%20Suhanya%20Okeke.mp3?dl=0
The other doctor in the house, Dr Echedom Obiajulu,
also a consultant ophthalmologist at the Enugu State University Teaching
Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, listed other predisposing factors to glaucoma to include;
Meanwhile to help combat this, a well known
organization in Enugu known as The Eye Specialist hospital (TESH) is offering
free eye checks for glaucoma this Saturday 17th March, 2017,
inviting everyone to come between 9am – 4pm.
The TESH is just behind ESUT Teaching hospital Enugu Parklane or call 08037743539
Listen here for more info: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g8zd4whqmixbacp/ifeyinwa%20TESH.mp3?dl=0
Contact our guests on the program, if you need more info
Dr Suhanya Okeke,
Consultant ophthalmologist at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Echedom Obiajulu
Consultant ophthalmologist at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu. Email: email@example.com
Mrs Njokuoti Ifeyinwa Rita
Operations Manager, The Eye Specialist Hospital TESH
08037743539. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org