By Emmanuel Elebeke
LAGOS—No fewer than 1,000 persons suffering from different eye ailments are expected to benefit from the on-going screening and free eye surgery by Rotary Eye Institute at General Hospital, Marina, Lagos.
More than 989 eye patients had so far been screened for eye problems at the free screening, which started on October 3 and expected to end on October 8.
The operation is being conducted by a 13-man team of eye specialists from India.
Addressing newsmen, Rotary President, Palm- grove Estate, Mr. Mukesh Nhatt, said the gesture was part of efforts of Rotary Club to provide high quality, volume and affordable eye care to the poor with the latest technology.
He added that this was a way of achieving the annual target of 6,000 free cataract surgeries and other human interest activities.
The exercise, which stared five years ago, hoped to capture every segment of the society. It comes up twice a year and open to all for diagnostic, investigation, treatment services and therapeutic services in the field of eye related diseases such as Cataract, Retina and Vitreous, Glaucoma, Cornea, oculplasty, low Vision aids, lasik surgery and provision of contact lens.