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Ben-Nathaniel Fosu

Optometrist馃槑,Entrepreneur馃挼, Pianist馃幑, Swimmer馃強, Gamer馃幃

Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana

http://bennath.blogspot.com

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nattybongo
14. Apr 2024

Greetings to all and sundry,It is a beautiful day today and an exciting time not just to learn but to share and imbibe knowledge. It is always such a pleasure to be heard, and I am glad that I get to that even though we all have lots of stuff we are handling in our individual lives.I hope we are all doing well and having an amazing month, I miss my readers and I hope you miss me too. Today I want to talk about a thesis project I worked on in my final days in school and share my thoughts on what I think the future holds or what could be done in the healthcare sector for this.Healthcare and Research are not exclusive of each other or shouldn't be exclusive of each other because it is through research that medical procedures get to be refined, knowing what works well and what is failing with time, coming up with new techniques, new inventions, new ways of doing things, refining drugs, etc.In this research, I looked at the prevalence of an infant condition that presents on the eye which has significant morbidity and tends to be quite prevalent in developing nations like Ghana. Prevalence of Ophthalmia NeonatorumBacterial conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by bacteria with the most common isolates being Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis. Patients present with conjunctival congestion, grittiness, burning sensation, and mucopurulent discharge. When this occurs within the first month of life it is called ophthalmia neonatorum, also known as neonatal conjunctivitis. In Africa and Ghana, ophthalmia neonatorum (ON) is a public health concern, especially in areas with poor socioeconomic status and limited access to healthcare facilities. According to Amnesty et all, Variable prevalence rates of ON have been recorded in studies conducted throughout Africa, ranging from 2% to 20% with higher rates noted in underserved and rural communities. Due to difficulties with maternal healthcare, insufficient prenatal screening,

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nattybongo
3. Apr 2024

Hi guys,Hope we are all doing great and having a wonderful time. It is always such a pleasure to have the opportunity to share things, health advocacy has always been my goal and this community has always made it possible for me to do that.And so on this day whiles i celebrate my 6th year on the blockchain, i want to say a big thank you to the stem social community and its leaders for their love and support since the very beginning, a place not just to learn but also teach and guide and share. To all who read and share my writeups and engage with me too thank you, it is such a great motivation to know that your message or education has impacted atleast a single individual and that their ocular health or general health has improved in one way or the others.So, just as you know i always do it, today i am going to speak about asthenopia and how it correlates with binocular vision anomalies. I do hope that you enjoy the read and if you feel you fall within this category or you may be having a BVA, then do get yourself checked out by the Optometrist.ContextWhen we talk about asthenopia we are looking at all forms of discomfort that affects the eye that mostly tend to do with vision. Vision has different aspects to it and none of them can be overlooked or considered irrelevant because the quality of life is directly affected by the quality of one's vision.The commonest form of discomfort that has to do with vision mostly indicates that one could be having a binocular vision anomaly, is headache. When the ocular system malfunctions or it is not aligned properly or it's overworked, one tend to experience headaches, tension and frontal headaches are more common, and describing your headache well to your Optometrist could help guide his care for you. These headaches may come up when you read for longer hours or use your gadgets for a while or

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nattybongo
31. Mar 2024

Hello guys,Beautiful Sunday and a stunning Easter Celebration. Happy Easter to all believers out here, may the days ahead be great even as we make preparations to step into the new month. I do hope that we are all doing amazingly well and having a good time.As usual, seeing me around means I probably have something to share concerning healthcare in general or as my specialty would demand, a focus on eye care. Today I want to tell you a medical story about one of my patients and hopefully encourage us all to do better. Our eyes are such a delicate organ that sometimes taking things for granted even in the least of ways could come back to haunt us so dearly, we lose something we cannot get back and then our lives are severely impacted forever. And so let's endeavor to be particular about our ocular health.Let's learn something about pan uveitis, I hope you stay through the read and you are always welcome to leave your comments below or reach out if you have anything concerning your eyes you would want to discuss.Pan UveitisA 27-year-old male presented to the eye unit of my hospital with complaints of severe pain and the reddening of the left eye for the past 3 weeks. His vision had been getting worse since the pain started and currently, as at the time he walked into the hospital he had realized that the eye could no longer perceive anything except light in the room.When I inquired as to why he had waited for 3 weeks enduring all that pain and not coming in for care, he said he was hoping that the pain was going away. It was the fact that his vision was severely deteriorating that got him to come in for care.Routine examination revealed his vision as HM in the left eye and 6/6 in the right eye. His entire media was so hazy that light couldn't go into the eye for fundoscopy to be done, slit lamp examination revealed giant Kps and a very hazy vitreous after dilation of the eye. Lens changes were noticed.

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nattybongo
29. Mar 2024

Hi guys,Its been forever, i miss y'all and i know some of you definitely missed my writeups about the eye. Well, i am back and once i am here it is an opportunity to learn one or two things about the eye. I hope you are ready for today's lessons though.Before we dive right in though, i hope you my dear reader is doing amazing and having a wonderful time. Bitcoin has been soaring lately and i has been great news for all crypto and altcoins as the bullish market continues to rise in wait of the halving.Ocular HypertensionMuch like the entire organ system of the body, the eye also has its own pressure that regulates it ensuring the inflow and outflow of liquid at a balanced rate, keeping the eye healthy and nourished at all times. Within the eye just behind the lens there's is a part known as the ciliary body which produces something we call aqueous humor.This liquid produced has some particular functions to play in keeping part of the eye nourished whiles at the same time keeping a good tension within the eye. Now when one of these two scenarios occur then we have a little bit of a dicey situation which may need to be dealt with or tackled as soon as possible to prevent long or short term irreversible effect.I say short or long term because in some scenarios an acute rise in pressure within the eye could cause so much damage within the shortest possible time which becomes irreversible and could possibly result in blindness. **When the drainage channel gets blocked**;This causes the fluid to build up within the eye pushing against the content of the eye and the optic nerve, eventually causing damage to the optic nerve, when it gets to the this stage then we have the condition glaucoma.**When too much production is going on**; When there is too much production of the fluid happening as compared to the drainage the imbalance would result in a rise in ocular pressure.In situations where this happening tend to be temporary, perhaps due to some changes that occurs within the eye's anatomy and physiology and later qui

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