Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Kubwa General Hospital to Receive Equipment for Glaucoma Treatment

Dr Ahmed Danfulani, the Chief Medical Director of Kubwa General Hospital, says the hospital management will soon receive a new equipment to treat glaucoma.

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is damaged in a characteristic pattern.

Danfulani, who disclosed this in Kubwa, an Abuja satelite town, on Tuesday, stressed that new equipment, would soon arrive the hospital.

"The FCT Secretary of Health has approved the purchase of equipment for the monitoring of glaucoma, a deadly eye disease.

"Before the end of this year, we shall take delivery of the equipment; an automated perimeter which is usually used to do the visual field assessment of glaucoma," Danfulani explained.

He noted that there had been great improvement in the eye clinic since its commissioning and urged people to make use of the facility.

He called on residents of FCT to access the equipment which would be made available to treat glaucoma.

He also expressed satisfaction on the turn out experienced in the newly established units of the hospital, especially in the dental unit.

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