ONE-POINT-FIVE MILLION NIGERIANS SUFFER FROM BLINDNESS

An estimated 1.5 million Nigerians are said to be suffering from various forms of blindness. Chairman of board of trustees of eye bank for restoring eye sight Nigeria, Doctor Olaseinde Akinsete, made this known at a breakfast fundraiser with vice president Yemi Osinbajo in lagos. He said 30 per cent of the blindness in the country was caused by cornea blindness. Akinsete said he was worried that blindness still prevails in Nigeria despite the high level of advocacy, enlightenment campaign and cornea grafting decree of 1973.

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