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Dr. Rita O. Momoh. FWACS, FMC(Oph), M.Sc.PHEC.

Dr. Rita Omoso Momoh is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin. She is a medical graduate of the University of Benin, who did residency in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and obtained her fellowship in Ophthalmology from the West African College of Surgeons and National Post-graduate Medical College in 2008. She also obtained a Master degree in Public Health for Eye Care from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom and was the recipient of the prestigious Hooper Prize for best M.Sc dissertation in Public Eye Health in 2014.

She is a trained facilitator for Primary Eye Care (PEC) training and integration into Primary Health Care, for the South-south zone of Nigeria, by the Federal Ministry of Health. Her major area of specialty is public health ophthalmology with special interest in glaucoma, primary eye care, including geriatric eye care. She has attended several scientific and professional conferences and presented papers. She champions public health interventions for blindness reduction and has organized many surgical / ophthalmic missions and eye camps. She has publications in peer- reviewed local and international journals, mainly in the area of public health ophthalmology, glaucoma, ocular trauma and general ophthalmology. 

She currently heads the Department of Ophthalmology and is chair of her professional association, the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria, Edo State Chapter, Nigeria.

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The University of Benin Teaching Hospital was taken over by the Federal Government on April 1st, 1975 as the fifth teaching hospital coming after Ibadan Teaching Hospital and Lagos Teaching Hospital.

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