Home Health Ophthalmologist advocates early eye screening for children

Ophthalmologist advocates early eye screening for children


LAGOS – Dr Chima Agodi, an Ophthalmologist with of MeCure Eye Centre, Lagos, has advised parents to ensure that their wards are screened for vision impairment as early as five years of age.
Agodi gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday.
The ophthalmologist said that early intervention was essential for correction of visual problems aside from preventing permanent loss of vision.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
• Cue in audio[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
“You should have your first eye test, at least before five years.
“The child may have challenges, maybe you want him to read, issues of reading the charts and all that but, it is good to have the test done.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
“There are technologies that can be able to detect in this child’s case having long-sightedness or short-sightedness or with an expertise of the ophthalmologist or the optometrist.
“We can see if an eye is stropping, and have a glaucoma screening for them, there is nothing wrong with that.
[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”8″]
“Eye test should be before the age of five once a year for children or for young people then, for adults every six month after the age of 40.”
• Cue out audio (NAN)

Previous articleConfab report to be presented to next Assembly – Jonathan
Next articleNSE moves 454.017m shares inspite of 2.39% drop in market indicators

Leave a Reply