Eye related problems has been a great issue affecting most people in our lives today. World health organization (WHO) is urging to donate their Cornea when they die to save the shortage crisis.
According to WHO, about 7.5 million Kenyans have eye related problems. This is majorly contributed by the nature of hustle most people engage in.
For instance, those people always exposed to television or computer rays at close range are highly prone to eye problems. Those rays are harmful than what the eye can contain naturally.
Another group of people affected are the welders. Welding uses powerful rays that can affect the eye so easily once they flash.
During a sunny season, the business people who exchange maize grains have been found to experience eye problems more than when the sun is down. The maize grains are majorly white in color, and whenever the choking sun hits while maize is spread on a flat surface, they reflect very high light that the eye can not accommodate.
For such reasons, people who are prone to such conditions are advised to use protective glasses as a defense to regulate the high beams of light.
Majorly, the Cornea used for patients in Kenya is imported from the US, India and Freelanca. This makes them extremely expensive to transport and access for a needy case.
Optimetrics now want Kenya to consider donating their Cornea especially when they die to save the situation.
To salvage this, an organisation by the name Christian Blind Mission has come out to request Kenyans to participate in donating their Cornea.
“The system is quite weak in a way that there is a poor demand for eye help services. Even the community is not informed what is available.” Said David Munyendo, county director for christian blind mission.
Other challenges facing the health sector is lack of adequate health workers. Those few who are available are still in urban areas making rural areas experience the gap, yet most patients come from such rural regions.