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She gave this tip when whereas delivering a lecture on ‘Stopping Eye Loss


A Advisor Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr Brigid Erikitola, has suggested individuals to keep away from publicity to the solar to guard their eyes from injury.


She gave this tip when whereas delivering a lecture on ‘Stopping Eye Loss’ on the Annual Basic Assembly of the Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind (FNSB) which held on the Vocational Coaching Centre (VTC) for the blind, Oshodi, Lagos, lately.

“Extremely violet (UV) mild is a spectrum of daylight that’s injurious to the attention,” stated, Dr. Erikitola, a Fellow of the West African School of Surgeons and Nationwide Postgraduate Medical School in Ophthalmology.

She stated, although the attention has a protecting defend from UV mild, it is just to some extent.

“So, our recommendation is that folks use solar display as a result of in the event you’re in an space the place UV mild, that’s sunrays, is far, it does trigger injury. And it impacts your crystalline lens as nicely as a result of crystallite lens which is supposed to be clear, with publicity to the UV mild, over time, turns into opaque. And that causes early onset of cataract.”

Whereas highlighting the most important causes of eye loss to incorporate Cataract, Glaucoma, Age-associated Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Retinopathy, Dr Erikitola, suggested individuals to get their eyes checked often as soon as they’re of their forties. She additionally suggested that individuals who use computer systems ought to blink typically in order to lubricate the cornea.

The assembly had in attendance Chairman, Government Council of FNSB, Asiwaju Fola Osibo, FNSB board members, college students of VTC in addition to some invited visitors.

FNSB, based in Might 1955, established the VTC at Oshodi, Lagos in 1956, which educated and rehabilitated over 2000 blind adolescents and adults in braille writing and studying, typewriting, handicrafts, phone switchboard operation, pc operation, mobility expertise, music, tie and dye and numerous crafts crucial for job placement and self-employment.

By: Joe Agbro Jr 

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