Dr Shahir Umar Head of Ophthalmology Department
By Ishaq Hardawa
The Department of Ophthalmology Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi has commence free screening and laser treatment for glaucoma.
The Head of the Department Dr Shahir Umar stated this in an interview with our reporter in Bauchi.
Dr Shahir Umar said the free glaucoma Screening would be conducted every Tuesdays and Thursdays for the month of November and December this year at the Department.
He explains that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the country, hence the need for more productive measures to help people from losing their sight.
The Ophthalmologist therefore appeal to people of fourty years and above to go for eye screening twice a year to know their status.
Dr Shahir Umar maintain that many people lost their eyes as a result of glaucoma which doesn’t give signs at the early stage.
The Head of Ophthalmology Department Use the medium to appeal to people to avail themselves with the opportunity to know their status.