eye ward

Eye Ward clients increasing

By KTH Writer

Dr. Mboni says the hospital attends to both children and adults adding that 20 children undergo surgery every week.
Dr. Mboni, who is also the Head Clinical Care (HCC) at the hospital, says some of the conditions in children include cataract, glaucoma, squint, ptosis among others.
Dr. Mboni said in an interview that sensitization campaigns, good results, and referrals by other health facilities could be attributed to the increase in the number of patients being attended to at the hospital.
“The number of patients we are attending at the eye ward keep on increasing and about 20 children are operated on every week,” he said.

“Kitwe Teaching Hospital Consultant Ophthalmologist Chileshe Mboni says the number of patients with eye related conditions being attended to at the hospital has continued to rise.”

“Some of the conditions that are common at our facility include congenital cataract, glaucoma, squint, ptosis among others,” he said.

He said patients were facing transport challenges when bringing the children to the hospital as it was the only referral eye hospital in Zambia.

Dr. Mboni has appealed to parents of children with eye problems to seek medical services from the hospital saying most of the conditions can be corrected with surgery. 

He further expressed gratitude to Orbis International that has been providing free spectacles, and transport refunds to children that come from far places. (Eye ward theatre photo)

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