By Moshi Shabani
At least 3000 Tanzanian who have attended clinic for comprehensive eye examination and diagnosed with cataract diseases, have been offered free treatment at health center in Mkuranga district in Coast region.
Omary Kaporo who is the Chief Executive Office of Ibuny Jazary Health Center said they have joined Al-Basar International Organisation from Pakistan to help Tanzania who cannot afford the treatment of cataract and decided to provide free dilated eye examination and treatment.
“Our intention is to treat 5000 people with Cataract problem, but today only 3000 have attended to our clinic for free service. We have given 500 glasses to citizens with eye complication,” said Selemani Mussa who is one of the specialist doctor for cataract at the health center.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes.
Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night. This may result in trouble driving, reading, or recognizing faces. Poor vision caused by cataracts may also result in an increased risk of falling and depression.