Eye defect cases low but doctors not idle
Access to education, finding a good job and being accepted in society is a struggle for most of the blind people across the country and Africa today.Men, women, and children with bloodshot eyes, swollen faces and rashes sit in a dimly-lit waiting room at the Kanombe Military Hospital eye clinic in Rwanda. They are eager to get the service and have a shot at life’s joys that they miss because of the ailment.“People are getting more aware and more patients now have access to eye care services,” said Dr John Nkurikiye, an ophthalmologist consultant at Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in Remera Sector, Kigali.
An operation room at Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in Remera, while inset and top are a range of contact lenses and shades. The New Times/ T. Kisambira.