Open Access Short Communication

Coping with the Burden of Eye-Care Delivery

Augustine U Akujobi*

Augustine U Akujobi, Department of Optometry, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 11, 2018;  Published Date: December 05, 2018


In recent times, ocular and visual anomalies have grown significantly among various populations of the world. In many parts of the globe, the number of persons who attain old age has increased as a result of improved medical technology and health education. The soaring number of the aged population has inadvertently, contributed in no small measure, to the alarming prevalence of oculo-visual anomalies [1,2]. Apart from its direct implication in the aetiology of oculo-visual disorders, age remains a considerable factor in the causation of certain systemic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, which have been shown to exhibit significant ocular effects [3]. Moreover, other debilitating ocular anomalies, such as cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration [ARMD] and corneal opacity have also been associated with older ages [4].

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