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75% Of Blindness In The Country Could Be Avoided Through Preventive Means And Medical Treatment: Report

A lecture offered to health professionals deployed in the Northern Red Sea region indicated that 75% of the blindness that occur in the country could be avoided through resorting to preventive mechanisms and medical treatment.  Massawa, 29 September 2010 – A lecture offered to health professionals deployed in the Northern Red Sea region indicated that 75% of the blindness that occur in the country could be avoided through resorting to preventive mechanisms and medical treatment. 

The lectures further highlighted the significance of raising public awareness regarding ways of preventing blindness, on top of undertaking medical treatment and surgery to people suffering from various sight problems in all corners of the region.

The lecture also outlined the negative impact of blindness in socio-economic aspect of a given community, and that it could be prevented through applying various preemptive measures and making regular medical checkups and treatment. 

Noting that measles, diabetes and vitamin deficiency, among other are some of the main causes of blindness, it urged the society at large to refrain from resorting to traditional eye treatment and follow up doctors advice.  

The participants of the lecture voiced determination to back up the ongoing national blindness control program.

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