Nigeria’s minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, has said that up to 0.78 percent of the country’s population suffers from blindness. Commemorating World Sight Day 2021, he added that up to 84 percent of these are from avoidable causes including cataract, glaucoma, refractive errors, uncorrected aphakia, harmful traditional eye practices, corneal opacities and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like trachoma and onchocerciasis.
WSD is an annual event to spread awareness and focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. The theme for the year 2021 is “Love Your Eyes.”
Read more here: WSD: Nigeria with 0.78% prevalence for blindness
Culled from Political Economist