Lagos State government has warned citizens to avoid patronising unqualified eye health care personnel and quacks while seeking eye health care services.
This is just as the state government advocated the need for regular eye checks to prevent irreversible blindness that may be caused by Glaucoma and other blinding conditions.
Speaking after an awareness walk organised by the state ministry of health to commemorate the Year 2022 World Glaucoma Week in Lagos State, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye stated that patronage of unqualified eye health professionals for eye care services is inimical to the efforts being made by government and relevant stakeholders to reduce the prevalence of avoidable blinding eye conditions.
Ogboye noted that the theme of the Year 2022 World Glaucoma Week, ‘The World is Bright Save Your Sight’, brings to fore the need for citizens to take responsibility and good care of their eyes to prevent vision impairment and irreversible blindness which is caused by Glaucoma and other blinding eye conditions.
He said: “The eye is a very delicate organ in the body that requires proper attention and treatment by licensed eye healthcare professionals. The eye is such a precious gift to all human beings and it is something we must pay particular attention to.
“I would say to anybody that patronises quacks for their eye health care needs to make a re-evaluation of how important their eyes are. I will know how important my eyes are to me, and I definitely won’t be submitting it to just anybody to look at and I certainly won’t be inserting any fluid or drug that is not recommended.”Follow us on social media