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Mieriumhe U Olowolaiyemo

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, P.M.B. 1111, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Cataract Surgical Outreach in a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria: An Appraisal
    Author(s): Odarosa M Uhumwangho*, Mieriumhe U Olowolaiyemo, Vivian B Osaguona and Adesuwa I Osahon

    Background: Cataract remains the main cause of reversible blindness in Nigeria. However, access to cataract surgery has been hampered by lack of funds and a dearth of eye care professionals. Surgical outreaches have been used as one of the tools to reduce the cataract backlog. Aim: To review a free cataract surgical outreach in a tertiary hospital funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Subjects and Methods: A three-day free cataract surgical outreach at the directive of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan was organised at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City. The records of all patients who had cataract surgery during the program were retrieved. The demographics, ocular assessment, surgical notes, post-operative and follow-up data were.. Read More»

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