Cataracts a Major Cause of Blindness Among Elderly in Rwanda
Statistics from the Ministry of Health show that 1% of the population aged 50 and above become blind because of cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which delays or prevents the passage of light. Most cataracts are related to aging, although children may be born with the condition.
New Times, 6 November 2017
Onesphore Ruvunabahizi from Kacyiru in Gasabo District had a normal sight until five months ago when he realised his left eye was no longer seeing as it used to. Read more »
Blind (file photo).
Vanguard, 26 February 2018
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Observer, 8 January 2018
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ANGOP, 16 October 2017
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