Daily Trust : 2020-10-14

Crime : 37 : 37


33 localnews@dailytrust.com WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020 KANO/JIGAWA Jigawa CHRONICLE Kano Vol. 1, No 99 PUBLICATIO­N Typha weeds threaten Hadejia-Nguru wetland „ By Habibu Umar Aminu, Kano saying such a habit can make worse their situations. "What they need to do is to go for eye screening so that any eye defect can be sorted out early and given the appropriat­e attention. "All over the world, over two billion people have blindness or visual impairment which can be mild, moderate or severe. Of this number, over one billion are treatable and preventabl­e by early screening and treatment," he added. He advised people, especially those above 40, to at least, have their eyes checked once in a year, advising that early diagnoses can prevent blindness. A consultant Ophthalmol­ogist with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Dr. Ibrahim Yuguda, has warned Nigerians against using unsubstant­iated substances to treat eye ailments. Speaking with newsmen to mark this year’s World Sight Day in Kano, Yuguda said it was not ideal to use sugar, salt, water, urine, cow dungs to treat eye ailments, advising that a simple eye screening remains the basic and most effective way to address eye problems. He also advised people against buying eye drops from stores on self-medication, Ibrahim Yusuf Zango Ag. Habibu Umar Amin Musa Giginyu, Richard P. Ngbokai, u, Sani I. Paki Umar Muhsin Ciroma General Editor: Editor: Reporters: Page Designer: