Kenyans have adopted a wait-and-see attitude on this procedure. Contrary to sceptical myths surrounding laser eye treatment, there are neither blades used, needles nor injections. The procedure is performed while the patient is conscious. “We do not give patients anesthesia, surgery is done when the patient is fully awake. Patients often engage doctors while the surgery is ongoing,” said Dr
Five years ago, while Nemuel Ngoiyo was preparing to sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, something strange happened to his eyes. He could no longer see the blackboard from the back of the class, where he sat, and unless he held his books very close to his eyes, he could not read. The strain gave him blinding headaches.