Malawians urged to seek professional eye care

By Finley Brighton Munyembero

Malawi Union for the Blind (MUB) has urged the general public to seek medical care whenever they have eye problems.

Statistics from the Ministry of Health indicate that over 1.7 million people in Malawi have eye problems, 69,000 of which are blind.

MUB executive director Ezekiel Kumwenda said 80% of eye problems are treatable, which highlights the need for seeking proper medical support.

He also called on the citizenry to refrain from seeking help from witch-doctors, stating that they do not provide necessary medical support for vision impairment.

On Thursday, Malawi joined the global community in commemorating World Sight Day.

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