Blindness is the loss of vision which cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. When one is partially blind, it means that he or she has a limited vision, while complete blindness means that he or she can neither see light nor even see anything at all. According to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s…
29 Nov 2020
Text: John 1:1-5 (NIV) Introduction Today's message is lifted from John 1:5; “Darkness Shall Not Overcome.” It is short, simple, and direct. John 1:5 reading from the New International Version says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” Our topic is a prayer, a prophecy, a declaration and shall…
8 Nov 2020
Ophthalmologists have expressed worry over Nigeria’s inability to achieve the ‘Vision 2020’ initiative, aimed at eliminating the burden of visual impairment and avoidable blindness among the people by the end of the year. According to them, projections show that global demand for eye care is set to surge in the coming years, due to population…
8 Mar 2020
Head of Optometry Department, Imo State University, Prof. Frank Iwuagwu, has said about six million Nigerians are at risk of going blind, as a result of untreated glaucoma.
Diabetes patients groan as high cost of insulin raises risk of blindness, amputation, kidney failure, stroke
22 Nov 2019
Seventy-year-old Obiemeka Azikiwe has type 2 diabetes. He tested positive for diabetes 24 years ago, and since then, he has been on drugs and a special diet.
15 Oct 2019
Ojuola Asuquo, Cobhams Asuquo's Wife opened up in a youtube interview about how her son's blindness has made her closer to God. Speaking in a video interview, she narrated how she discovered her son was blind after four months. According to her, she went to the hospital for check-ups and was told her son "is…
11 Sep 2019
An extreme case of “fussy” or “picky” eating caused a young patient’s blindness, according to a new case report published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
21 Aug 2019
Rotary Club of Ibadan, Jericho Metro District 9125, has called for philanthropic funding and partnership to reverse the trend of preventable blindness in the country.
7 Jul 2019
Contact lenses, both prescription and cosmetic, can be bought from any store, without proper knowledge on usage and maintenance. Dr. Nwosu Chidiebere, an optometrist specialised in prescription glasses and contact lenses, said wrong use of contact lenses could lead to blindness. What are prescription contact lenses? PRESCRIPTION contact lenses are strictly contact lenses worn directly…
16 Apr 2019
They are a gardener's favourite flower - but hyacinths could offer much more than just adding a dash of colour to your garden. Scientists now believe compounds abundant in the fragrant flower could tackle several causes of blindness.
9 Apr 2019
Acid attack victims could be saved from blindness after a ‘revolutionary’ treatment, which has been tested by scientists. The pioneering method uses an enzyme, which prevents stem cells – blank cells,.....
22 Feb 2019
Surgeons have attempted for the first time to halt a common form of blindness with a single injection of gene therapy. A team from Oxford University has for the last 12 years been experimenting with gene therapies to slow or halt the progress of different eye conditions. But until now most of the treatments they…