30 people receive free eye surgery from Corps member

Thirty needy people suffering various eye ailments in Minna, the Niger State capital recieved assistance from a National Youth Service Corps member, Dr. Uwaeze Oke Ikesinachi

Child being checked ahead of eye surgery
Child being checked ahead of eye surgery

who sponsored a free eye surgical intervention for the patients.

Ikesinachi noted that the free eye surgery was borne out of his desire to use his professional skill to come to the aid the downtrodden. The free eye surgery tagged “You can see again”

“I am an eye specialist and in that regard I know the basic need of my patients. I know what it means for a patient to be blind and I feel their pains and that is the basic motivation behind everything I do.

“If you take a look at the patients here, you would see that some of the blindness can be treated but most of them are penniless and helpless. Some others are languishing in ignorance as they don’t even know they can get remedy for their ailments and that is why I have decided to use my skill to be of help to them,” he added

The doctor who maintained that the exercise cost him a fortune, added that he was collaborating with eye surgeons and consultants to execute the project.

He said the beneficiaries, who were drawn from across the state, will be treated for eye infections ranging from cataract and pterygium among others.

He added that a blind 10 year-old who had been suffering from congenital cataract could now see after he was operated on earlier.

One of the beneficiaries, Malam Mohammed Malik, who can only see with one eye, says he has been battling with the problem since 2004 and hopes to make use of both eyes again after surgery.


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