As part of its effort to boost healthcare in Nigeria, the Guinness Nigeria has donated a pair of slit lamps to the management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Speaking at the ceremony, Global Sustainable Development Director, Diageo Plc, David Croft, has noted that the donation is in keeping with the company’s commitment to support the Guinness Eye Centres in sustenance of its original vision and to ensure that the facility remains the reference point in the provision of excellent eye care in Nigeria’s health sector. “At Guinness Nigeria, our vision has always been to make a positive difference in the society. We believe passionately that when we help Nigerians preserve their sight, we not only deliver quality eye care but we also contribute to the socio-economic development of Nigerians. It is our hope that this gesture would enhance the capacity of the Eye Centre to serve many more Nigerians. We will strive to do more with a view to creating a healthy society that improves the overall development of the nation.
Slit lamps are the most frequently used and most universally applicable examination instrument in ophthalmology. Its field of application include the examination of the anterior segment of the eye including the crystalline lens and the anterior vitreous body, observation of the posterior segments and the iridocorneal angle that are not visible in the direct optical path, as well as measuring intraocular pressure.
They also offer a robust image processing and data management system that assists in diagnosis, record-keeping and information sharing thus providing a convenient medium for keeping track of a disease’s progress and facilitating better communication between physician and patient or between physicians.
The Chief Medical Director (LUTH), Prof. Chris Bode, on receiving the equipment has noted that he was pleased with Guinness Nigeria’s involvement in sustaining the management of eye centres for over 50 years; adding that the centre would continue to deliver excellent eye care to patients. He thanked the company for the timely and auspicious donation to the Centre and expressed his desire for a continued partnership.
Croft who is visiting Nigeria for the first time as head of Global Sustainable Development for Diageo Plc, the parent company of Guinness Nigeria, later undertook a tour of the Guinness Eye Hospital in the company with some dignitaries that included Sustainable Development Manager, Guinness Nigeria, Mr. Osita Abana, Chairman Medical Advisory committee, LUTH, Prof. Ben Fasanmade; Head, Department of Ophthalmology, LUTH, Prof. Adeola Onakoya; and a host of other consultant ophthalmologists

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