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LASUTH marks world glaucoma week with free surgeries

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has joined the rest of the world in celebrating the 2023 World Glaucoma Week.

Part of the activities the hospital engaged in during the week included free medical outreach and free cataract surgeries carried out in the Ojokoro community of the state.

The celebration of the glaucoma week commenced with a brief from the Head of Ophthalmology Department of the hospital, Prof. Bola Adekoya, during a visit to the hospital’s management.

According to her, about 80 per cent of people in developing countries battling glaucoma have no knowledge of the disease at all, just as she pointed out that most of the cases screened and detected were usually at an advanced stage.

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