Eberechukwu O Achigbu

Department of Ophthalmology, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    Visual Impairment and Blindness in 5 Communities in IMO State, South East Nigeria
    Author(s): Eberechukwu O Achigbu* and Edak Ezeanosike

    Background: The burden of avoidable blindness in Nigeria and in Sub-Saharan Africa is huge. The socioeconomic implications in the face of the present economic crisis cannot be overlooked. Recent estimates in Sub-Saharan Africa showed that 21.4 million people are visually impaired with 4.8 million of these blind. Approximately 80% of these are preventable or curable through the delivery of cost-effective eye care services. Aim: This study aims to determine the burden of visual impairment and blindness in Imo State with a view to make recommendations to the Ministry of Health for effective intervention and distribution of the available resources using the vision 2020 targets. Subjects and Method: This was a retrospective review of data generated during the free eye screening organized in 5 communities in Imo.. Read More»

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