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33% of children have visual defects in Cross Rivers

“Save the sight of the child’’, an outreach programme, has been launched in Cross River where 33 per cent of children have visual defects.

JOHESU strike paralyses University College Hospital Ibadan

Services at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, were on Wednesday paralysed as the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) at the hospital called out members out for the ongoing national strike.

Optometrist: Glaucoma cases on the rise

A Consultant Optometrist, Dr Veronica Akuete, has warned that the cases of glaucoma patients are on the increase in the country.

Optometrists’ task govt on eye safety legislation

The Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has urged the Federal Government to enact laws that would ensure safety of eyes at schools and workplaces to boost productivity and enhance national development.

Rotary Club, University College Hospital screen 118 people for eye diseases

No fewer than 118 residents of Oyedeji Community in Igbo Elerin, Lagelu North Local Government Area of Ibadan have benefited from the free eye screening carried out by the Rotary Club of Ibadan, Jericho-Metro.

Excess light, heat can damage eyes – Ophthalmologist

Dr Ayodeji Alade, an Ophthalmologist at the General Hospital, Omuaran, Kwara, has warned people against getting exposed to excess light and heat to avoid damage to the cornea of the eyes resulting in blindness.

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Ex-President Jonathan starved NDDC of funds – Nsima Ekere

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Rivers council poll victory showcases Governor Wike’s performance – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party says its victory in the just-concluded local government election held in Rivers State manifests the appreciation of the people for the performance of the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike.