This innovator sees the way out of SA’s ‘epidemic’ of sight loss

News

This innovator sees the way out of SA’s ‘epidemic’ of sight loss

Dr McClunan has seen too many people without access to eye care arriving at hospitals almost blind

Journalist

Ophthalmologist Dr Daemon McClunan decided he needed to find a way to help prevent sight loss after coming across too many South Africans, especially those living in rural areas, who were going blind.  

He had seen too many people without access to regular eye screenings arriving at hospitals almost blind, with eye diseases that could have been treated if caught earlier.

On Wednesday night, McClunan won the SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards for inventing a shunt to treat glaucoma and prevent blindness. He was a joint winner alongside Moleseng Mohlolo, who designs furniture for disabled people...

This article is reserved for Times Select subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Times Select content.

Times Select

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Next Article