The department of Ophthalmology provides services in Six major areas which includes
A Clinical services
B community ophthalmology
C School eye Health
E Subspecialty Training for Consultants in the department.
Working Days & Hours:
Monday – Friday (8.00am – 4.00pm)
SCHOOL EYE HEALTH.
Screening of Pre-School and primary school children and correction of their visual problems. This is done in conjunction with the Edo State ophthalmological Society of Nigeria and the Edo State Government.
Training of Undergraduates, Post-graduate Doctors, Ophthalmic Nurses and other allied professionals.
a. Screening of patients and Cataract surgeries at reduced rates
b. Outreach Centre’s
c. Cataract surgeries in Conjunction with NGO
SUBSPECIALTY TRAINING FOR CONSULTANTS IN THE DEPARTMENT.
Consultants are being trained in some subspecialty areas of ophthalmology to enhance patients care. Some consultants have completed their subspecialty. Subspecialty areas in Ophthalmology include:
i) Community Ophthalmology
ii) Anterior Segment.
iv) Pediatrics Ophthalmology and Strabismology.
vi) Vetreoretinal Surgery Medical Ophthalmology.
THE CLINICAL SERVICES WE PROVIDE INCLUDES:
• Examination, diagnosis and Treatment of Ophthalmic Conditions.
• Visual Field Assessment with the use of automated perimetry.
• Refraction and correction of Refractive Errors
• Optical Workshop for dispensing and fitting of spectacles.
• Low Vision Clinic and Provision of Low Vision Aids.
• Ophthalmic Surgeries
• Casualty Ophthalmology services with 24 hours coverage.
• Emergency Eye care with prompt response.
• Pediatrics Ophthalmic care and squint surgeries
• In-Patent Services.
• Out-patient Services.
Various research projects are currently going on in the department, some are department others are individual projects.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The department of Ophthalmology was carved out of the department of Surgery in 1978.
Since then it has remained a full fledge department of the UBTH and the University of Benin. Pro. J.O.Ayanru was the founding father of Ophthalmology in UBTH. He was later joined by Dr. M.I.Elebesunu who was Registrar in the Department. He and Dr. Hannah Faal later later became the other consultants in the foundation years of the department.
Today the department can boost of one Emeritus professor in the Person of Prof. J.O.Ayanru, 4 Associate professors with a total of 8 Consultant Ophthalmologists