An optometrist, Dr Uche B. Agenmonmen, has cautioned against patronising quacks for eye care, saying that “many have lost their sights to such ignorance.” Agenmonmen gave the warning in a chat with journalist in Lagos recently.
She said that some people indulged in all manner of traditional and harmful practices such as putting urine, sugar, hydraulic oil and others in their eyes.
According to her, the eye is a delicate organ and some part of it, when lost as a result of such practices, cannot be regained. The optometrist explained that there was an incident where a family put hydraulic oil in their baby’s eyes following wrong advice and the baby became blind eventually.
She added that “when you go to a quack that mixes concoction for you when you are having complications, the person can give you anything. She encourage the public to visit their eye doctor who specializes in the area of eye health management.