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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-85

Should glaucoma be public funded in Nigeria? Arguments against funding glaucoma treatment and rebuttal


Department of Ophthalmology, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Abdulkabir A Ayanniyi
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, PMB 117, Abuja
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/njo.njo_3_17

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Global studies indicate glaucoma treatment can preserve valueable vision, especially when commenced in its early stage and sustained. Despite glaucoma being responsible for blindness in thousands of Nigerians and accompanying disruption of their flourishing lives, Nigeria’s funding glaucoma would not be easy to accomplish. This essay analyses opponents’ arguments against Nigeria’s funding glaucoma treatment. These include an inherent complexity of glaucoma, inadequate healthcare resources, the individual with glaucoma factor, and economic reason.


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