By HELLEN TEMBO and ESTHER NG’ANDU –
A STUDY of gender and eye health in Zambia has shown that women are more prone to poor eye health than men as Kitwe Teaching Hospital (KTH) records rising number of persons with eye-related conditions.
The study states that the role of women in cooking and looking after children increased their risks of contracting eye infections like cataract and trachoma.
The study states that several eye health surveys conducted in Zambia have highlighted that men and women have different eye health needs.
Men were likely to experience injuries caused by working in general farming occupations of managing livestock.