As Cataracts and Glaucoma Tops Eye Disease In Liberia, Baby Mothers Warn Against The Harmful Use Of Traditional Medication


A Liberian professional clinician Dr. Robert Dolo is warning baby mothers strongly against harmful traditional eye medication for their children.

Dr. Dolo naming some of the ugly practices as the placement of breast milk in the eye of babies, the placement of urine, salt and pepper water in the eyes of people generally, as a means of curing eye diseases, Mr. Dolo noted that such practice is troubling, alarming and should be discouraged by all.

He told reporters that when people practice such ugly eye medication in the name of looking for cure it makes it difficult and complex for them to help the process noting that at the peak of such complication, they can’t make miracle.


Speaking further in an interview with our reporter Thursday the New Sight Eye Center Boss also discouraged the use of un-prescribed glasses and or the borrowing of glasses by other others including the purchasing of what he called: over The Counter medication something he added is unhealthy.

He urged babies’ mothers to also complete various vaccination treatments in order to help keep their children healthy.

Dr. Dolo indicated further that the incomplete vaccination of babies could lead to other harmful diseases such as whooping- cough, measles and others which can in return affect their eyes.

According to him Cataract and Glaucoma are amongst most common eye diseases in Liberia.

Cataract, he said is a white thing inside of the eye and is associated with old age and injuries but can be cure while Glaucoma on the other hand, he indicated is linked to inheritance and cannot be cure.

Dr. Dolo speaking to our reporter commended the Government for helping to assist them in their operations mainly by providing them with necessary equipment and materials to do their work effectively.

Additionally, the Liberian professional clinician lauded the immense contribution of Americare for providing them with eye glasses and was quick to mention that said glasses will be provided to the public free of charge during their free medical services which will begin July 29-31, 2019.

Also speaking to our reporter was Dr. Catherine Gaisie of the News Sight Eye Center who encouraged the people of Liberia to take charge of their health, something she noted is key to their survival.

She said over the period of their normal free medical services they always provide health tips to help educate the people about the importance of their health.

As part of their 7th anniversary celebrations, Madam Gaisie   said they are rendering a free eye service beginning July 29-31st targeting about one thousand five hundred people.

She added that the outreach will be extended to Lofa and Grand Bassa Counties in August of this year.

The both health practitioners at the same time appealed to national Government to provide subsidies to them to ensure that they extend their activities and help improve salaries and equipment for the benefit of the larger society.

Meanwhile plans Dr. Dolo noted are in the making for them to decentralize their activities especially with the beginning of their August 18, 2019 free services outreach program.


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