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Category Archives: Training

World Glaucoma Day, and week!

Together with the rest of the world, Nkhoma celebrated World Glaucoma Day last Friday. Glaucoma is the second main cause of global blindness, after cataract.  It is a condition that slowly affects the optic nerve at the back of the eye, and is often associated with high pressure in the eye.  Untreated, the high pressure destroys [...]
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New cataract surgeon!

One of the greatest aspects of working here at Nkhoma is the team at the Eye Hospital.  I have the pleasure of working with a team of nearly 40 dedicated nurses, patient attendants, drivers, administrative staff; and one clinical officer, Mr Ephraim Kambewa. I mention Mr Kambewa especially, as he has returned after 18 months training [...]
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