Ophthalmology

The Ophthalmology unit was started as a part of the Department of Surgery and in 1962 it was established as a full-fledged department under the headship of Professor Kodilinye, Dr.(Mrs) Oyin Olurin - now Prof. Olurin, and Dr (Mrs) O. Osuntokun, now Prof Osuntokun, were pioneer registrars in the department. Staff strength has since grown to nine consultants and an average number of twelve registrars (including supernumerary residents). The Ophthalmology department of the University College Hospital provides high quality eye care to a large population extending beyond South Western Nigeria and is widely regarded as a Mecca for the treatment of glaucoma in Africans.

CLINIC INFORMATION

S/NO

CLINIC NAME

CLINIC LOCATION

DAY

TIME

AVERAGE  CLINIC-DAY PATIENT LOAD

1.

General eye clinic GOP

Eye Clinic

Monday - Friday

9.00 A.M - 4.00 P.M

80 per day

2.

Cataract GOP

Eye Clinic

Monday - Friday

9.00 A.M -2.00 P.M

50 per day

3.

Glaucoma

Eye Clinic

Thursday

9.00 A.M - 2.00 P.M

70 per day

4.

Paediatric eye clinic

Eye Clinic

Monday and friday

9.00 A.M - 2.00 P.M

40 per day

5.

Retina clinic

Eye Clinic

Monday and Wednesday

9.00 A.M - 2.00 P.M

20 per day

6. Orbit and oculoplasty clinic Eye Clinic Wednesday 9.00 A.M - 2.00 P.M 15 per day
7 Cornea and anterior segment clinic Eye Clinic Monday and Tuesday 9.00 A.M - 2.00 P.M 30 per day
8 Neuroophthalmology clinic Eye Clinic Tuesday 9.00 A.M - 2.00 P.M 10 per day
7 Low vision clinic Eye Clinic Monday and Friday 9.00 A.M - 3.00 P.M 3 per day

CORE RESPONSIBILITY AND ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • Daily general and sub-specialty eye clinics.
  • Daily theatre sessions Community Outreach services/ Eye camps.
  • Training programs for Medical students, resident doctors, Diplomats in Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic instrument technicians.

SERVICES AND DESCRIPTION

  1. Outpatient care: Consultation for new and follow up patients in GOP and Eye clinic
  2. In- patient care: Admission and daily review of patients on the ward (West One ward)
  3. Surgical care: Operating sessions in theatre
  4. Eye camps: Community Outreach services
  5. Laser therapy: Treatment with laser equipment
  6. Investigations: Visual field analysis, Ocular biometry
  7. Emergency care: Consultation and treatment for patient in need of urgent care

EYE OUTREACH REPORT FOR JANUARY TO JUNE 2012

This report covers the first 6 months of the year 2012. The outreach team worked with great determination and vigour focusing on the goals and objectives of vision 2020 which is elimination of avoidable blindness by making eye care accessible to all.

Eye Camp

Regular eye screening exercise was carried out in all permanent / routine eye camps including treatment of various eye diseases. 30 major outreaches were organised between January and June 2012 aside the routine outreaches of which patients were brought down to the hospital for surgery. Generally, 367 Cataracts were identified at the major outreaches while 220 cataract surgeries had been done through GOP Eye.

4 major outreaches were sponsored by some organisations and individuals. 78 cataract and 15 pterygium sponsored surgeries had been done so far.

The table below shows the statistics of patient screened at both routine and major outreaches.

No of Camps

45

No of Patients screened

2,910

No of Cataract seen

367

No of Refractive error

224

No of Presbyopia

867

No of Glaucoma

128

No of Pterygium

75

No of Retina cases

40

No of corneal cases

25

No of Allergic Conjuctivities

295

No of poor vision

46

 

 

 

Challenges

There are some outreaches we did without doctors in the team. There is need for the availability of doctors going with the outreach team in order to achieve the objectives of the programme.

There is need for a standby Optometrist for the outreach team.

Future Plan

There is plan to involve the General Hospital Oyo in setting up a unit in their GOP where the identified cataract patients would be sent to UCH for further examination and/or surgery. A sort of training will be given to the nurses there. This will be achieved by the end of this quarter, that is, September 2012.

We plan to further spread our tentacles to other parts of the state in the last quarter of the year.

L. I. Oladimeji (Mrs)

Programme Manager