Ghanaians have been urged to hunt immediate medical consideration on any eye associated illnesses affecting them to assist stop extreme eye damages equivalent to blindness.
Dr. Ebenezer Amankwa, an Ophthalmologist, who made the decision, mentioned it was worrying that almost all Ghanaians who had issues with their eyes waited for issues to escalate earlier than visiting well being services.
He mentioned eye associated illnesses equivalent to diabetic retinopathy, cataract, amblyopia, strabismus, refractive errors, glaucoma and others, which might trigger extreme damages have been on the rise in Africa and it was due to this fact vital for all Ghanaians to hunt early therapy, particularly for glaucoma that was rising and recognized because the main explanation for extreme eye damages in Ghana.
Dr Amankwa made the decision by means of the Ghana Information Company on the sidelines of a free eye screening train and well being and wellness truthful, organized for about 500 residents within the Kumasi metropolis.
The programme was organized by Elijeco Basis in collaboration with its companions to supply holistic well being care within the areas of eye and dental care, enrolment and renewal of medical insurance in addition to well being training.
Dr Amankwa identified that it was vital for folks to make common visits to specialists on eye associated points since harm induced particularly by glaucoma have been irreversible.
He mentioned glaucoma was a harmful illness that broken many individuals and there was the necessity for the folks to be aware and search early care and therapy.
Dr. Angel S. Tucker, a Basic Dentist from Washington DC careworn the necessity for folks to go to their dentists at the least each six months to assist establish illnesses that affected their enamel and mouth.
She talked about gingitis (gum illness), cracked or damaged enamel, oral most cancers, periodontics amongst others, as among the illnesses that affected the enamel, saying poor dental hygiene, infections within the mouth, nostril and throat circumstances in addition to dry mouth have been among the causes of halitosis.
She known as on Ghanaians to make use of high quality tooth paste and clear their enamel at the least, twice a day.
Mr. Andrews Okay. Nyantakyi, Chief Govt Officer of the Elijeco Basis, mentioned the purpose of the Basis was to make sure complete high quality well being for all Ghanaians and careworn the necessity for Ghanaians to prioritize their well being since that was key for each different exercise.
He counseled the volunteering companions and medical doctors each in Ghana and overseas, for his or her selfless dedication in the direction of the success of Elijeco Basis’s dream to verify there was a well being and wellness of all folks in Ghana.