When the unexpected happened, would you accept?

February 9, 2017

“Doctor, I don’t want surgery, just give me some medicines to wash the cataract away from my eyes so I can see well,” shouted the 82-year-old-woman. Her children had warned me that she was apprehensive […]

Steroids can cure, maim!

February 2, 2017

Steroids produced naturally by the body are called hormones. They help your organs, tissues, and cells do their jobs. Your body must have a healthy balance of natural steroids to grow, stay healthy and meet […]

Moses many woes on his way to blindness

January 26, 2017

Moses Africanus had severe itching and had been self-medicating with steroid-containing eye drops for over a year. After reading the instructions leaflet in the eye drop package, he became worried and frightened. Could he already […]

Can we really save Moses from going blind?

January 19, 2017

Last week Moses Africanus appealed to Dr. Ben to save him from blindness. Why? He had been having severe itching in both eyes for quite a while. Following intense rubbing, his eyes were always red […]

How many people will go blind this year?

January 5, 2017

On Friday, January 20 in Washington D.C., Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. I wanted to attend the inauguration of President Obama eight years ago […]

The gift that changed my life

December 22, 2016

“My name is Toyin, I am 29 years old. I am the first child of my parents’ five children. I don’t know where they all are now. I have two little boys. I have been […]

The economics of self-medication

December 15, 2016

A few years back, an illiterate, middle aged woman came to my clinic for consultations. She had been proud to announce at the reception that she was a casual labourer at a construction site. Her […]

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