Federal University of Technology,
Owerri

About the department of Optometry

Optometry is a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated. The Optometrist, as its practitioner is called, is a primary healthcare practitioner of the eye and visual system, who provides comprehensive eye and vision care services which include refraction and dispensing, the detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye and rehabilitations of conditions of the visual system ( World Council of Optometry, W.C.O.).

Philosophy

To facilitate the enhancement and development of eye and vision care through exemplary leadership in training, practice and research.

Vision

The vision of this Department is to employ the latest cutting-edge technology in the training of highly skilled, knowledgeable and research oriented Optometrists that will be of great service to mankind

Mission

To produce a total Optometrist that is resourceful, knowledgeable and skilful in the creation and use of technologies for the amelioration of visual defects.

Duration of Study

Optometry is a 6–Year programme leading to the award of the Doctor of Optometry ( O.D.) degree.

Objectives

The objectives of this programme include:-

  • To produce Doctors of Optometry with sound knowledge of the profession, its ethics and codes of conduct.
  • To produce Optometrists who will provide the much needed manpower in the eye care profession.
  • To produce Optometrists that will meet internationally recognized standards and undertake training towards post-graduate specialization.
  • To train and cultivate in them the ability to teach, conduct research and make advances in the profession for the benefit of mankind.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are available in Private Practice, Public Service, Armed Forces and Police, International Organizations/NGOs, Research and Educational Institutions.

Part 1 (100 level)

Ist Semester

Elementary Mathematics 1 (MTH 101, 4 unit) more details

Description

Numerical systems. Indices, surds and logarithms, polynomials, remainder and factor theorems. Polynomial equations. Rational functions, partial fractions, fields. Ordered fields. Inequalities. Mathematical induction. Permutations and combinations. Binomial theorem. Sequences and series. The quadratic equation and function. Relation between the root and the coefficients. Complex numbers. Addition, subtractions, multiplication and division. Arg and diagram De-Moivre’s theorem, n’th root of complex numbers.

Elementary set theory. Venn diagrams applications. De-Morgan’s laws, trigonometry. Elementary properties of basic trigonometric functions addition formulae and basic identities. Sine and cosine formulae, half angle formulae, area of triangle, solution of trigonometric equations, inverse trigonometric functions, functions and concept and notation. Examples composition, exponential and logarithmic functions. Graphs and properties, limits and continuity, techniques for finding limits, the derivatives, calculation from first principles, techniques of differentiation, chain rule, higher order derivatives. Extremum problems mean value theorem, applications, indeterminate forms and L’Hospital’s rule, Taylor’s and Maclaurin’s series, curve sketching, integration as the reverse of differentiation,as area, as limit of finite sums, definite integrals, properties of definite integrals applications.

General Physics 1 (PHY 101, 4 unit) more details

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Mechanics: spaces and time units and dimensions; vector; kinematics’, Newton’s law; Galileo invariance, statics and dynamics of particles; universal gravitation, work and potential energy, conservation of energy and momentum; rigid bodies, fluid mechanics. Thermal properties, including elementary thermodynamics and kinetics theory

General Chemistry 1 (CHM 101, 4 unit) more details

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Atomic structure and the periodic classification of the elements, ionic and covalent bonding including the effect of dipole-dipole interacting of physical properties. Redox reactions and the concept of oxidation number, introduction to gas kinetic, introduction to nuclear chemistry. Solid and lattice structure, acid –base reaction; general principle of extraction of metals

Biology for Agricultural & Biological Sciences I (BIO 103, 3 unit) more details

Description

Scientific methods and the characteristics of living and non living things. Cell and tissues biology. Elements of biological chemistry and cellular metabolism. Taxonomy of living things. Heredity and evolution. Element of ecology and types of habitats.

Workshop Practice 1 (ENG 101, 1 unit) more details

Description

General: use of engineering measuring instruments- calipers e.g. venire calipers; gauges e.g. micrometer screw gauges and other devices. Introduction to hand tools, proficiency in the use of wood planner, hand saw, sander and pattern making.

Sheet metal work: production of sheet metal products layouts, cutting, shaping, simple bend theory etc

Introduction to joining techniques; soldering, brazing, fusion welding, fastening and assembly. Basic wood working principles and tools finishing and evaluation of finished products.

Engineering Drawing 1 (ENG 103, 1 unit) more details

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Introduction to engineering tools. Planning and layout of engineering drawing. Engineering drawing concept. Introduction to dimensioning of circles, holes, radii, tolerance. Descriptive geometry, freehand sketching.

Introduction to drawing/drafting software and CAD basic tools. Orthographic multi view projection. Construction of plane shapes using CAD construction techniques

Presentation of data and results. Using charts, graphs etc by appropriate computer software. Further dimensioning addition of dimensions to drawings using CAD.

Use of English 1 (GST 101, 2 unit) more details

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Use of Library. Use of words and sentence construction. Functions of sentences, purpose structure, and correct use of verbs (action words), word order and punctuation. Essay/Composition Writing, Paragraphs – structure, function, links and style. Exposition description and explanation. Special types of exposition, e.g. letter writing layout of a business letter, technical reports including terms of reference, drafting and editing of reports.

Humanities (GST 103, 1 unit) more details

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The nature and scope of economics. The Nigerian political system: policy and means of production in Nigeria. The structure of the Nigerian economy aspects of economic and technological dualism; internal migration rural to urban migration and the informal sector. The role of capital growth and development; public investment criteria; choice of “appropriate” or “relevant” technology. Human resources development in Nigeria labour utilization, education and manpower development and planning. Agriculture in the development process; land tenure and reform, agricultural technology and green revolution and integrated rural development. Industrialization: role and types of industries, choice of techniques, import substitution, and export expansion. The economic role of the government, government expenditure and taxation; the federal structure, fiscal federalism and revenue allocation; the financial system, problems of development planning and plan implementation in the federal system of government, prospects of the Nigerian economy.

2nd Semester

Elementary Mathematics 11 (MTH 102, 4 unit) more details

Description

Transcendental functions, hyperbolic functions, inverse functions, logarithmic differentiation, methods of integration of rational functions, integration by substitution, integration by parts, improper integrals. Applications. Area and volumes, center and mass. Ordinary differential equations. First- order equations with variables separable. First order linear equation. Second order homogenous equations with constant coefficients. Applications. Plane analytic geometry. Rectangular Cartesian co-ordinatates. Distance between two points. The straight line. Loci. The circle, parabola. Ellipse and hyperbola. Second degree curve. Plane polar co-ordinate systems. Graphs of polar equations. Plane areas in polar coordinates. Vectors. Vector functions and their derivatives. Velocity and acceleration. Matrix algebra. Addition and multiplications. Transpose. Determinants. Inverse of non-singular matrices. Crammers rule and application to the solution of linear equations, (Examples should be limited to m x n matrices where m = 1,2,3, etc). Transformation of the plane. Translation, reflection, rotation, enlargement. Composition of transformations.

General Physics 11 (PHY 102, 4 unit) more details

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Electricity and Magnetism: electrostatic; conductors and currents; dielectrics; magneticss fields and induction; Maxwell’s equations; electromagnetic oscillations and waves. Geometrical optics: Geometrical methods applied to the optics of mirrors, lenses and prisms.

General Chemistry 11 (CHM 102, 4 unit) more details

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Physical and chemical equilibrium, elementary electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Survey of reaction group in aliphatic and aromatic compound. Concept of hybrid bonds. Alkane, alkene, alkyne reaction of alcohol and alkyl. Halides; addition and elimination reaction of carbon multiple bond, elimination and substitution in benzene; hydroxyl group and carbonyl compound, organic acid bases and derivatives.

Biology for Agricultural & Biological Sciences 11 (BIO 104, 2 unit) more details

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Scientific methods and the characteristics of living and non –living things. Cell and tissue biology.elements of biological chemistry and cellular metabolism. Taxonomy of living things. Heredity and evolution. Elements of ecology and types of habitats. Not available.

Workshop Practice 11 (ENG 102, 1 unit) more details

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Industrial safety: safety code of conduct and safety consciousness. Survey of common sources of accidents in the work place. Accident prevention and control.

Machine shop work; working components in the lathe machine, instructions in simple metal working processes e.g shaping, milling, grinding, reaming, metal spinning, design of jigs and fixtures. Introduction of automation in manufacturing visualization fixtures and CAD automobile work, simple automotive diagnosis and repairs.

Electrical workshop practice: convention and application of colours, codes for cables resistors etc and signs. Use of simple electrical tools, machines etc.

Engineering Drawing 11 (ENG 104, 1 unit) more details

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Connections in engineering drawing. Introduction to IS Code of drawing. Conics and engineering curves ellipse, parabola, hyperbola, cycloid, trochoid, involutes. Projection of planes and solids (cube, prism, pyramid, cylinder, core and sphere.) projection on auxiliary planes. Isometric projection. Introduction to section drawing and use of CAD construction techniques. Development and intersection of surfaces. Detail drawing with the addition of machine and surface texture symbol. Simple assembly drawing with suitable fits and part list and introduction to limits and tolerances. Screw thread, fasteners and springs including keys and key ways.

Use of English 11 (GST 102, 2 unit) more details

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Comprehension and interpretation reading efficiency of technical and non-technical material. Note taking; techniques of note taking from lectures, precise-writing or summarizing methods, technical vocabulary, word formation, use of classical terms and affixes, special terms, acronyms, new words, definitions, basic words in the fields of specialization, e.g. mechanical, electrical, civil, aeronautical, automobile engineering, metallurgy, mathematics.

Science, Technology, Society (GST 110, 1 unit) more details

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The Scientific Evolution of Man Science, need for science, history of science, classifications, modern scientific methods; Science and Man’s environment Terrestrial and cosmic life; Harnessing science climate and vegetation. Production, processing conservation, distribution; Energy resources solar thermal, nuclear energy fossil fuels, estimates of energy reserves in Nigeria. Key revolution in technology, technology, electronics and computer technology, robotics and cybernetics, every day applications; technology history of technology evolution/practice in Nigeria, role of technology in the national economy; Education for technology past, present and future; constraint in the use of new technology products reliability, quality control, cost effectiveness, politics and environment; effects of mechanization, consumerism, Social implications of scientific advances science in the civilization of man, science and culture, society social of scientific advances e.g., displacement of man by machines, space travels, threat of nuclear and neutron war, genetic research, energy crisis; Ethics in technology ethics, professionalism, legal aspects.

Social Science (GST 108, 2 unit) more details

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Introduction: the nature and scope of politics and economics. Definition of basic concept in economics and political science.

Nigeria’s public sector: The political set up in Nigeria. The civil service structure, Public investment and economic infrastructure. The economic role of the government: government expenditures and revenues, fiscal federalism and revenue allocation.

Nigeria’s private sector: The financial system in Nigeria. The role of the agricultural sector in the development process. The industrial sector and public investment in Nigeria. Human and prospects, aspects of economic and technological dualism. Political and economic future of Nigeria. A global perspective of economics; economic system and developing nations’ economies. International trade and development; balance of payments, commercial policies of Nigeria and other developing countries. Economic integration; state and structure of economies of ECOWAS countries, the ECA and Economics Co-operation in Africa. Foreign aid and investments: The multinational corporations, technological transfer and technological dependence. Global interdependence and new international economic order. World economic crisis-energy and OPEC, food storage and armament.

Part 2 (200 level)

Ist Semester

Human Anatomy 1 (HST 201, 2 unit) more details

Description

Overview of cell biology, histology and anatomical features of human skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine and reproductive systems.

General Biochemistry (BCH 201, 2 unit) more details

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Review of general biochemistry; Chemical elements and the periodic table; Electronic configuration, electronic orbital, valency of atoms and types of chemical bonds; metals and non-metal; acids and bases, highlighting Lewis conception; carbon, sp3 hybridization, the tetrahedron and covalent bond; functional groups; water and its special properties. Carbohydrates: the glycosidic bond; relationship of photosynthesis and tissue respiration; Introduction of the cell and hierarchy of organization of living things: macromolecules, organelles, cells, tissues, organs and organisms. Amino acids proteins; the peptide bond and polypeptides; proteins as biological catalysts, immune agents and structural molecules. carbohydrate as storage molecule of easily accessible metabolic energy. Fatty acids and lipids: the ester bond of lipids and triglycerides; Fat as efficient energy storage molecule. Nucleic acids and nucleotides: DNA and RNA as polymers of nucleotides; the phosphodiester bond; Gene and genetic information transcription and translation.

General Microbiology (IMB 201, 2 unit) more details

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History and scope of microbiology; the general characteristics of microorganism. Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic microorganism. Bacterial morphology and cell structure. Growth and reproduction of microorganisms. Biochemical reactions of microorganisms, antimicrobnial agent. Systematic classification of bacteria, fungi viruses algae and protozoa.

Nigerian & African Culture (GST 201, 2 unit) more details

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Concept and meaning of development; traditional African- its geographical and ethnogeographical review, its family structure, kingship systems etc; socio-economic preoccupations, political systems, art and music, modes of communication; African and processes of modernization-education, writing and the press; urbanization and social change, modern trends in art and aesthetics, naturalization and cultural revival, mass media and national development.

Computer Application (CSC 201, 4 unit) more details

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Brief history of computers and computer generation. Classification of computers. Structure of a general purpose computer. Number systems. The stored programme. Techniques of proble solving. Flowcharting. Stepwise refinement. Algorithm for searching, sorting and merging of ordered lists. Data preparation. I/O devices. Data types. Data representation. Data capture problem-oriented languages. BASIC and FORTRAN programming: arithmetic expression; arrays; sequencing, alternation and iteration; sub-programmes and parameters. Elementary numerical Algorithms.

Human Genetics in Health & Disease (PHT 201, 1 unit) more details

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Introduction to genetics including Mendelian genetics, linkage and mapping, nucleic acid structure, replication and function, pritein synthesis and genetic code, mutation genetic engineering and associated technologies, gene regulation in bacteria and viruses. Implications for human health and diseases are reviewed. Inherited diseases and their control.

Human Histology (OPT 201, 2 unit) more details

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Microscopic anatomy of human cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. Basic tissues: Epithelium, connective tissues, including blood, bone and cartilage, muscles and nerves; digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous and reproductive systems. The sense organs and human integument.

General Psychology (OPT 203, 3 unit) more details

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Overview of the historical and philosophical background of Psychology. Branches of Psychology. Schools of thought and personalities involved, Structuralism, Functionalism, Psychoanalysis, Behavioralism, Humanism, Gestalt Psychology. Psychological equipment for behaviour: Nervous system, Glandular system, Sensation-Vision, Audition, Alfaction, Gustation, Equilibrium, Cutaneous sense. Perception; Emotion and its theorists; Motivation and theories of motivation; Learning, types of learning and theories of learning; Thinking, Memory, Psychological tests and criteria for evaluating them; Intelligence; Personality.

Human Physiology I (OPT 205, 3 unit) more details

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Overview of the physiology and its application: cellular physiology; homeostasic and homeostatic mechanisms; physiology of the skin; nutrition and gastro-enterology; circulatory and cardiac physiology; renal physiology; respiratory physiology; reproductive fetal and neonatal physiology; endocrinology and neurophysiology; Physiological measurements and factor affecting them. Neuromuscular systems.

2nd Semester

Essentials of Immunology (PHT 202, 1 unit) more details

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Fundamental principles of immunology with emphasis on the nature of antibodies and antigens, blood groups, antigen-antibody reactions, hypersensitivity, auto-immunity, vaccines and vaccination, and serological surveys. Other topics are immunizable diseases, immunization schedules for common diseases, cold-chain management and vaccine technology.

Health & Human Behavior (PHT 204, 2 unit) more details

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Introduction to the behavioural science of sociology, anthropology and social-psychology with special reference to how theories and concepts in these fields relate to health, illness and health care delivery

Medical Biochemistry (BCH 202, 2 unit) more details

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Carbohydrate metabolism; Glycolysis and intermediary metabolism. Election transport and exidative phosphorylation. Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism (e.g. diabetes, etc.). Blood lipids and lipid metabolism; Disorders of lipid metabolism, amino acid and protein metabolism; disorders of protein metabolim. Gene expression and molecular diseases (e.g. sickle cell, etc.). Liver function and tests. Renal function and tests. Blood chemistry (including haemopoesis). Hormones and metabolism; endocrinal diseases (e.g. goiter, etc.).

Medical Microbiology (IMB 202, 2 unit) more details

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Introduction to Medical Microbiology: Basic concept and terminology infection and Disease, Pathogenically and Virulence. Immunity, hypersensitivity, Latency and Communicability. Pathogenic properties of Bacteria Invasiveness, Toxigenicity and Exotoxins, Virulence properties. Host Defence Mechanisms-Skin and Mucous Membrane Barriers, Phagocytic Defence and Inflammation.

Bacterial infections: The pathogenicity, morphology and cultural characteristics of certain groups of bacteria. Gram-positive bacteria-Bacillus, Clostridium, Staphylococcus and Sreptococcus. Gram-negative bacteria – the family Enterobacteriacae, Neisseria, Pseudomonas and Vibrio.

Mycotic Infections: Types of mycoses – The morphology, Laboratory diagnosis and treatment of diseases caused by certain groups of fungi to include Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Candida, Cryptococcus, Histoplama, Sporotrichum and Yeasts

Viral infections: Classification of Viruses – Distinctive properties of Viruses – Methods for the diagnosis of Viral Infections.

Organic Chem. for Health Professionals (HST 208, 2 unit) more details

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Organic chemical bonds; formation, types and bond energy, organic chemical reaction types; addition, substitution (nucleophilic and electrophilic); thermodynamic and kinetic control of products. Functional groups and functional group analysis. Aromatic compounds; benzes rings, etc. Stereochemistry and stereoisomerism. Steroids; structure and function. Organometallic compounds; hemoglobin, chlophyll, etc.

Human Anatomy 11 (OPT 202, 3 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisite: HST 201

This is a continuation of HST 201 consisting of regional anatomy of the endocrine, nervous and reproductive systems, sense organs and human integument.

Developmental & Clinical Psychology (OPT 204, 3 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisite: OPT 203

Psychology in human growth and development. Distinction between development, growth and maturation. Influences of nature and nurture on development and in individual differences. Principles of development. Theories of development. Detailed treatment of stages, concepts, types and characteristics of human development. Disturbances in development.

Human Physiology II (OPT 206, 2 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisite: OPT 205

Renal system and body fluid including control of blood pressure and water balance, control of plasma sodium and potassium levels, acid-base balance, etc. Circulatory system including cardiac cycle, blood flow and pressure, lymph formation and function, etc, Endocrine system including hormones, pituitary gland, adrenal cortex, regulation of blood sugar levels, vitamin D, pregnancy and lactation, etc.

Introduction to Optometry (OPT 208, 2 unit) more details

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Understanding Optometry as a health care profession. Relationship of the profession to others in the eye care field including Ophthalmology and Opticianry. Opportunities available to the Optometrist as a professional. Attitude needed for the study and practice. A general knowledge of the legal status, standards of practice, professional conduct and association. Introduction to Optpmetric terms, instrumentation and literature. Optometry in America, Asia, Africa and Europe and the historical development and personalities involved; from the ancient times (day of Hammurabi); the middle centuries, the renaissance period; the seventeenth century; the eighteenth century. The golden age of optics till the present period.

Part 3 (300 level)

Ist Semester

General Pathology (HST 301, 3 unit) more details

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Definition of pathology, disease and relevant terms used in pathology. The causes and classification of diseases. Cell damage and its sequale. Inflammation, its functions and types. Cardinal signs and mechanisms of inflammation. Infection and the body’s defence against it. Body’s response to infection including immunity to infection. Cross infection and its control. Some important bacterial, fungal and viral infections including tuberculosis, candidiasis and HIV/AIDS. Disorders of growth including hyperplasia, hypertrophy, dysplasia and dystrophy. Tumors, their aetiology, types, classification and characteristics. Cysts, their formation and classification. Developmental anomalies or disturbances. Effects of ionizing radiations on human tissues. Trauma-wounds, fractures, dislocations and bleeding. Systems Pathology: Disorders of blood-disorders of red blood cells, WBC’s and thombocytes. Disorders of circulation. Disorders of the Heart, diseases of the respiratory system, gastro-intestinal track and disorders of bones and joints.

Introduction to Pharmacology (HST 303, 2 unit) more details

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Historical development of pharmacology; divisions of pharmacology and their applications; definition of terms and abbreviations; concept and nature of drugs; pharmacodynamics; pharmacokinetics; drug abuse and controlled drugs; drug noncompliance or misuse; intro to toxicology and its importance; general principles of poisoning management. Drug meaning, sources and outline of the processes of preparation. Methods and routes of drug administration with special emphasis on the administration of ocular drugs. Advantages and disadvantages of eah method. Fate of topically applied ophthalmic drugs; physiologic factors that influence corneal absorption drugs; physiologic factors that influence corneal absorption of drugs. Fate of systemically administered drugs. Prescription writing. Action of drugs factors influencing it. Compatibility and incompatibility, tolerance, tachyphylaxis, potentiation, synergism, additive and antagonistic effects.

Ophthalmic Optics 1 (OPT 301, 2 unit) more details

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Optical characteristics and design of standard ophthalmic single vision, bifocal, trifocal, progressive lenses and ophthalmic prisms. Emphasis will be placed on physical properties of lens materials including index of refraction, absorptive ability, lens coatings and special application of lens materials to different occupations, low vision and sports. Characteristics of frame materials, design and selection inclusive.

Ocular Anatomy 1 (OPT 303, 3 unit) more details

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Pre-requisites: HST 201, OPT 202

This course includes a detailed description of the gross structure of the visual apparatus: The orbit, its contents and related structure. Specific description of the anatomy of all parts; lids, cornea, sclera, choroids, iris, lens and retina.

Ocular Physiology 1 (OPT 305, 2 unit) more details

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Pre-requisites: OPT 205, 206

This course includes a detailed description of the gross structure of the visual apparatus: the orbit, its contents and related structures. Specific description of the physiology of all parts: lids, cornea, choroids, iris, lens and retina.

Physical Optics (OPT 307, 3 unit) more details

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Principles of wave optics, interference, diffraction, polarization radiometry, photometry. Quantum nature of light, spectroscopy lasers, relativistic optics. Gaussian theory: principal points and nodal points, equivalent power and vertex power, field lenses, eye pieces and telephoto lenses.

Geometric Optics (OPT 309, 2 unit) more details

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Basic properties of light-rectilinear propagation, wavelength, wavefronts, shadows, pin-hold camera, Huygen’s principle. Reflection at plane surface, curved surfaces. Refraction at plane surfaces and curved surfaces. Thin lenses and coaxial systems of thin lenses. The spectrum, dispersion and colour.

Physiological Optics 1 (OPT 311, 3 unit) more details

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A study of the dioptric functions of the visual apparatus consisting of lectures and demonstrations.The eye as an optical instrument, the schematic and reduced eyes, dioptrics of the eye, optical constants, cardinal points, refractive power of the surfaces and media. Location and size of retinal images, visual angle and size of retinal images. Amplitude of accommodation and prebyopia. Emmetropia, refractive status of the eye and optical aberrations.

2nd Semester

Statistics for Health Professionals (HST 304, 2 unit) more details

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Applications of descriptive, inferential, parametric and non-parameric statistics to health, theory of probability sampling techniques, hypothesis testing, dealing with error, construction and interpretation of graphs and data tables. Biostatistics; population sampling; structural measurement; statistical applications to health and medicine; drug counting; health survey.

Ophthalmic Optics 1I (OPT 302, 2 unit) more details

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Pre-requisite: OPT 301

A continuation of OPT 301 with special emphasis on unique optical materials and their functions. It covers calculations and formulae to compute market and true power, lens thickness and the relation of optical center to edge thickness. Base curve, flat and toric transpositions, lensometry.

Ocular Anatomy 11 (OPT 304, 3 unit) more details

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Pre-requisites: HST 201, OPT 202, 303

This is the continuation of OPT 303 and it includes the anatomy of the humour, lacrimal apparatus, the cranial nerves, extraocular muscles, as well as the process of vision and visual pathway. The lectures are aided in the laboratory with coloured charts, models, human skull and actual dissection of bull’s eye.

Ocular Physiology 11 (OPT 306, 3 unit) more details

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Pre-requisites: OPT 205, 206 & 305.

Continuation of OPT 305. It includes the humour, lacrimal apparatus, the corneal nerves, extra ocular muscles as well as the process of vision and visual pathway.

General Pharmacology (OPT 308, 2 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisite: HST 303

Malaria chemotherapy, vitamins, Mectizan. Drugs affecting the central nervous system; drug abuse (i) stimulants (ii) depressants (iii) analgesics (iv) sedatives (v) antipyretics (vi) tranquilizers. Muscle relaxants. Anti-diabetics. Oral contraceptives. Toxicology. Adverse effects of systemic drug therapy. Adverse effects of ocular drug therapy.

Neuroanatomy & Physiology (OPT 310, 3 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisites: HST 201, OPT 205, 202, 206

This course deals with the embryology, anatomy and functions of the central nervous systems, relationship with the eye, vision, neural connections of the eye and related structures; general neurology of the human

Physiological Optics 11 (OPT 312, 2 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisite: OPT 311

Sensory aspect of visual perception, ocular motility and innervational systems. Normal and abnormal binocular vision-heterophoria, heterotropia, measurements by dissociation and synoptophore instruments. The visual pathway, disturbances in the neural-pathway and factors affecting it. Retinal photo-receptors, photochemistry, retinal neural connections and neurophysiology. Scotopic and photopic vision. Rodopsin and its transformation. Rods and cones distinction. Retinal stimulation and resultant changes.

Entrepreneurship 1 (ENG 314, 3 unit) more details

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Technology development and entrepreneurship-Evolution of industrial, domestic and commercial products, identification of society’s needs, market survey, invention, innovation and diffusion, patents, trademarks and copyrights. Maintenance culture, concept of maintenance scheduling. Business planning, financial accounting and marketing, consultancies, small business star up and management. Internet connectivity methods and analysis. Product research development method using Internet browsing.

Practice: Innovative solutions to invention needs chosen by students. Development of new products of processes. Development of business plants and proposals.

Part 4 (400 level)

Ist Semester

Ocular Pathology 1 (OPT 401, 2 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisite: HST 301

General overview of the disease process with emphasis on the anterior segment, including congenital and acquired deformities: basic causes, symptoms and signs of pathology, prognosis, management and prevention are covered. Diffuse diseases and sequelae of the eye; diseases and abnormalities of the external eye, adnexa, conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, uveal tract, lens, vitreous, glaucoma, orbit, trauma and ocular emergencies.

Ocular Pharmacology (OPT 403, 2 unit) more details

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Pre-requisites: HST 303, OPT 308

Drugs used in ophthalmic practice-anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, diagnostics, local anaesthetics, indicators, mydriatics, miotics etc. ocular side effects of systemic drugs-brief survey. Sterilization of instruments. Contact lens solutions. Abbreviations used for medications.

General Optometry 1 (OPT 405, 2 unit) more details

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The optometry examination: The case history and its relationship to optometric examination. Visual acuities cover testing, test of versions and vergences, near point of Von Graefe phoria testing and prism vergence testing. Static and dynamic retinoscopy; subjective sight testing, fogging, fandial, monocular cross cylinder, monocular and binocular balancing. Methods of measuring amplitude of accommodation and determining the near addition.

Physiological Optics 1II (OPT 407, 3 unit) more details

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Pre-requisites: OPT 311,312

The photochemistry of vision. Sensory aspects of vision; colour vision and adaptation. The mechanism of colour vision defects, their detection and significance. Electrophysiology of the retina and visual pathway. Pulfrich phenomenon, Postpoint, Presion adaptation, Horopter, the cyclopean eye, Fixation disparity, Desk adaptation labs, Optical illusions, Holography, Entoptic Phenomenon.

Contact Lens 1 (OPT 409, 1 unit) more details

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Introduction to contact lens, outlining the history and development of new materials, advantages and disadvantages of this material including indications and contraindications to contact lens wear. Contact lens optics, designs, ordering, verification and modification, care products and complications.

General Optometry Lab (OPT 411, 3 unit) more details

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Techniques learnt in OPT 405 are practiced and developed preparatory to examining patients.

Health Information & Management System (HST 401, 3 unit) more details

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Study of contemporary public health information system especially as used in Morbidity surveys, disease surveillance systems, disease registers, etc. also includes introduction to computer simulation techniques and life-table techniques. Medical and health database management; intranet, Internet and extranet applications. E-Library; information globalization and teleconference.

Research Methods & Technique (HST 403, 3 unit) more details

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Rudiments of research methodology and its application to the public health field. Course covers a basic learning of the following aspects: research problem definition, research questions, research and Null hypothesis theoretical-conceptual formulation of research problems, review of related literature, basic research designs, methods of research observations, measurement of variables, data analytic techniques, interpretation of research findings. Includes study of randomization techniques, epidemiologic research designs and controlled clinical trails.

2nd Semester

Ocular Pathology 11 (OPT 402, 2 unit) more details

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Pre-requisites: HST 301, OPT 401

A continuation of OPT 401. Pathophysiology, detection and management of posterior segment diseases/disorders of the retina, optic nerve, neural pathway including ocular manifestation of systemic and localised diseases; ocular emergencies. Students should be able to recognize and differentiate these diseases ophthalmoscopically and represent them in colored illustrations.

Epidemiology (OPT 404, 2 unit) more details

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Pre-requisites: HST 301, OPT 401

General epidemiologic concepts. Distribution and dynamics of diseases. Natural history, epidemiologic methods, infectious disease epidemiology, decision analysis and clinical decision making, study design, core study.

General Optometry 11 (OPT 406, 4 unit) more details

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Pre-requisites: OPT 405, 411

A continuation of OPT 405 and 411. The integration of individual findings. Visual analysis, graphical analysis, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Introduction of specialized techniques such as tonometry, ophthamoscopy, lensometry, colour vision testing and sphygnomanometry. General health and the influence of the various health conditions on the eyes. Ocular complaints, causes, signs and symptoms. Headaches and their causes, fatigue, neuroses, effects of drugs..

Physiological Optics 1V (OPT 408, 3 unit) more details

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Pre-requisites: OPT 311, 312, 407

The perception of depth, direction, size, shape, distance, motion and time through the visual medium. Optical illusions and entopic phenomena, their causes and significance to the visual system. Laboratory work is included.

Contact Lens 11 (OPT 410, 4 unit) more details

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Pre-requisite: OPT 409

A continuation of OPT 409. Advanced fitting techniques; toric and bitoric lenses, keratoconic patients. Monitoring contact lens wearers and fitting presbyobic patients.

Optometric Instrumentation/Maintenance (OPT 412, 2 unit) more details

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Principles of operation, basic maintenance and repairs of common Optometric Instruments.

Anomalies of Binocular Vision (OPT 414, 2 unit) more details

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Pre-requisites: OPT 311, 312,407

Requisites for normal binocular vision. Anomalies of sensory and motor mechanisms. Incidence and classification of strabismus and amblyopia. Neurological basis for binocular vision. Causes of strabismus and amblyopia. Adaptive conditions commonly associated with strabismus. Clinical characteristics of eyes with amblyopia. Routine eye examination of strabismic patients and anisometropic amblyopes. Clinical work included.

Part 5 (500 level)

Ist Semester

Ocular Pathology 111 (OPT 501, 3 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisites: HST 301, OPT 401, 402

Papillary and accommodative anomalies in numerological diseases. Headaches, Migraines and other photopic episodes. Optic nerve disorders, supranuclear nuclear and infranuclear oculomotor presentations, nystagmus. Associated visual field disorders and the study of different instruments for field charting.

Pediatric Optometry (OPT 503, 3 unit) more details

Description

A review of the development of vision and the distribution of refractive errors among infants, common congenital disorders, clinical assessment procedures for the young patient (birth through elementary school), identification of learning disorders and recommendation of appropriate remedial programme. Clinical work is included.

Dispensing Optics 1 (OPT 505, 2 unit) more details

Description

Ophthalmic lens manufacture; surfacing and edging. Insertion of lenses into frames and frame repair.

Low Vision & Ocular Prosthesis (OPT 507, 2 unit) more details

Description

This course is designed to familiarize the student with a wide range of physiological disorders and diseases that lead to significant vision, and the optical and non-optical devices used to provide correction. Emphasis on the use telescopic magnifiers, illuminating devices and a list of resources for the partially sighted patient. Ocular prosthesis – evaluation and fitting.

Advanced Contact Lens Practice (OPT 509, 2 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisites: OPT 409, 410

Advanced contact lens practice and application to special cases. Astigmatism, Keratoconus, presbyopia, Aphakia, Low vision and special uses of contact lenses. Further studies of fitting defects, objective observation, subjective symptoms and modification. Other special fitting problems.

Clinical Procedure/Practice 1 (OPT 511, 4 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisites: HST 301, OPT 401, 405, 411,402,406

Examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients in the optometry clinic under the supervision of an optometrist. Emphasis is placed on the routine optometric examination and the detection of pathology.

Orthoptics (OPT 513, 2 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisite: OPT 311,312,407,414

Definition, types of muscle imbalance, heterophorias. Application and use of various visual training and orthoptic devices and instruments. Different exercises, prisms, Remy separator, Maddox wing. Measurement of deviations.

Entrepreneurship 11 (MEE 503, 1 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisite: ENG 314

Nature and importance of entrepreneurs. Who is an entrepreneur ? Creating and starting a business enterprise; financing new enterprise expansion; managing new enterprise expansion. The entrepreneur process: managerial and entrepreneurship. Decision making; study of some successful entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Africa, Europe, America, the World. Basic engineering management techniques-planning, organizing, directing and controlling.

2nd Semester

Environmental Vision (OPT 502, 2 unit) more details

Description

Radiation and illumination, protection against radiation and other hazards; Evaluation design of lighting; vision through the atmosphere; Problems of vision under water; Human factors in the solution to vision problems.

Geriatric Optometry (OPT 504, 2 unit) more details

Description

Defining the geriatric patient. Psychological, physiology, social and ocular problems of the elderly. Techniques for refraction, binocularity and ocular health assessment for the elderly with emphasis on involutional and pathological changes. Special oculo-visual problems of concern to the elderly patient. Presbyopia, cataract, aphakia, visual field losses, low contrast sensitivity and color vision. Handling and counseling the elderly patient. Problems of therapy, management and complaisance. Special problems of the hospitalized and bedridden elderly patients. Clinical; work is included.

Dispensing Optics 11 (OPT 506, 2 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisite: OPT 505

Ophthalmic frames, facial measurement and frame sizes. Placement of optical centres, bifocals and multifocal segments. Adjustment of frames and minor repairs. Order writing.

Practice Management (OPT 508, 3 unit) more details

Description

The various modes of practice; single, partnership, group practice, employed practice in hospitals, government and industry. The development and management of optometric practice. Office location and layout and the development of inert and intra professional relationships. Financing the optometric practice; initial purchase of equipment and stock; accounting procedures; investment; limited liability companies. Introduction to legal system; employment agreements.

Visual Analysis (OPT 510, 3 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisites: OPT 405, 407,411,406, 408, 513

Visual analysis through case studies based on the various eye examination procedures that the clinician learned in the previous levels of programme. Emphasis is place on cases that need prismatic correction, age related visual problems, neurosis and the problems that a patient would likely suffer from and how the clinician should handle such cases.

Clinical Procedures/Practice 11 (OPT 512, 4 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisites: HST 301, OPT 401, 405, 411, 402, 406,511

A continuation of OPT 511. Examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients in the Optometry clinic under the supervision of an Optometrist. Emphasis is placed on the routine optometric examination and detection of pathology.

Entrepreneurship 111 (MEE 504, 1 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisites: ENG 314, MEE 503

Creativity and starting off a business enterprise. Methods of generating ideas: brainstorming, synectics, checklist methods, Gordon method, Reverse brainstorming, Free, Association, Collective Notebook method, Heuristics, scientific method, value analysis, attribute listing, matrix charting, big dream approach, parameter analysis: Legal issues in entrepreneurship marketing, financial and organizational plans. Financing the new business Enterprise.

Part 6 (600 level)

Ist Semester

Clinical Procedure/Practice 111 (OPT 601, 6 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisites: HST 301, OPT 401, 405, 411,402,406,511, 512

Clinical practice with emphasis on total scope of optometric patient care including general care of children, adults and geriatric population; diagnosis of ocular disease; contact lenses; visual training dispensing.

Ocular Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Toxicology (OPT 603, 3 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisites: HST 303, OPT 308, 403

Antimicrobial drugs. Anti-inflammatory drugs, local anesthetics. Diagnostic drugs. Drug treatment of common ocular conditions-glaucoma, inflammatory conditions etc. Toxicology.

Community Eye Health I (OPT 605, 3 unit) more details

Description

To equip trainee with the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to be able to plan, implement and manage comprehensive eye care services for community health programme. It includes description of global, regional and national blindness, application of epidemiological data, strategies for the prevention and control of the major causes of avoidable blindness, identify human resources needs, ability to deliver training courses, knowledge of the infrastructure and technology requirements, principals of health education, policy and planning, and principles of health economics.

Ethics & Jurisprudence (OPT 607, 3 unit) more details

Description

Code of ethics and rules of professional conduct. Inter-professional relationship, professional associations and legal aspects of practicing Optometry in Nigeria.

Seminar on Research Topics (OPT 609, 2 unit) more details

Description

Recent developments in Optometry are presented. Review of current literature, critical views on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are discussed.

2nd Semester

Clinical Procedure/Practice IV (OPT 602, 6 unit) more details

Description

Pre-requisites: HST 301, OPT 401, 405, 411, 402,406, 511, 512, 601

A continuation of OPT 601.

Hospital Practice & Externship (OPT 604, 2 unit) more details

Description

This involves attending to patients within health care setting external to the University: Hospitals, Health Centers and ambulatory care services. Inter-disciplinary practice.

Community Eye Health II (OPT 606, 4 unit) more details

Description

A continuation of OPT 607 –Field work in Eye campus, Health Centres in rural settings, Outreach Clinics.

Thesis (OPT 608, 6 unit) more details

Description

Areas of research emphasis to be discussed with the faculty. Each students is to undertake an investigation/research in the selected and approved area for the purpose of discovering, exposing new facts of throwing more light on existing facts. Oral defense before a defense panel to be appointed by the school and whose membership should include an external examiner.

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Maduabuchi Edmund Okorie

Lecturer I

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Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • O.D (Doctor of Optometry) 1999
  • M.Sc (Master of Science in Pharmacology) 2010

Research Interests

  • Ocular health and disease
  • Molecular & biochemical basis of ametropia
  • Ionic, endocrine & pharmacologic regulation/ modulation of physiological & pathological processes etc.

Teaching and Professional Experience

Optometry & Pharmacology

Other Experience

  • Lecturer/HOD, Department of Optometry Madonna University, Elele. Campus 2004-2005
  • Consultant Optometrist, Niger Optical Services Ltd/ NOSCO Eye Hospital Enugu 2000-2004
  • Director, Evangel Eye Clinic. Nnobi, Anambra State. 1987-1993
  • Industrial Trainee Guinness Eye Unit, A.B.U Teaching Hospital, Kaduna. 1981
  • Supervised undergraduate work: The Design and Construction of a LogMAR Distance Visual Acuity Chart” 2008-2010

Profile

Dr M.E. Okorie, an Optometrist and member, Nigerian Optometric Association, is an alumnus of Mbaise Secondary School, Aboh Mbaise; the College of Technology (now, Federal Polytechnic) Nekede Owerri; and the Abia State University, Uturu Abia State. Married with four children, Dr Okorie was born on April 16, 1960 to the family of Okorie Anosike in Isiama, Eziala-Amumara in Ezinihitte Mbaise, Imo State. He is a practicing Christian who enjoys playing badminton and providing community eye health services for leisure.

Dr. Okorie’s leadership role models are Dr. A.J.V. Obinna, Archbishop of Owerri Catholic Diocese and Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha, the Governor of Imo State.

Publication

  • Okorie, M.E. & Emerole C.O. (2010) Drug- Induced Acute Hyperopia in a Diabetic Patient. Journal of Health Science & Technology; 1:137 -139
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Daniel-Nwosu Edith

Assistant Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Doctor of Optometry (OD) 1998.
  • 1988/89 Best Science Student (National)

Research Interests

Environmental Health Optometry.

Teaching and Professional Experience

Optometry

Other Experience

  • Niger Optical Service Company Ltd, Owerri, 1998-1999
  • Continental Eye Hospital, Owerri. 2000-2001
  • Federal Medical Centre, owerri. 2001-2003
  • Specialist Eye Hospital, Agbor 2004-2005
  • Mercy Eye Clinic, Owerri. 2005-2009

Profile

I, DR. MRS. Edith Daniel Nwosu, Nee Ayo-otto, is from Ukala in Oshimili North LGA of Delta State by birth. By the special grace of God, I am married to Mr. Charles Daniel-Nwosu of Mbieri, Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State. The marriage is blessed with Six(6) strong boys. I had my Secondary Education at Federal Government Girls’ College, Yola, Adamawa State from 1983-1989, where I emerged as one of the best science students in Nigeria. Thereafter, I attended Abia State University, Uturu from 1990-1998, where I bagged my Doctor of Optometry, Degree. Since then, I have worked in various challenging busy practices as listed below. However, I joined the Dept. of Optometry, FUTO in 2009 as an Assistant Lecturer. Presently, my area of interest in teaching and research is Ocular Health and the Environment where I am currently pursuing a post graduate degree.

Publication

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Nwakamma Gerald Iheachoro

Assistant Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Doctor of Optometry (OD) at Abia State University, Uturu. 1987-1994
  • West African School Certificate (WASC) at Government Secondary, School, Owerri. 1981-1986
  • First School Leaving Certificate at Orji Town Primary School, Owerri. 1976-1981
  • Currently doing Residency Programme in Cornea Health and Contact Lenses at National College of Optometry 2010
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Emmanuel Chukwudi Esenwah

Senior Lecturer/Ag. Head

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Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • B.Sc., 2nd Class Upper Division in Optometry, (Uniben;1976);
  • Doctor of Optometry,OD, (ABSU;1994);
  • M.Sc., Environmental Heath Biology, (FUTO;2008);
  • Fellow, Nigerian College of Optometrists, FNCO, (2006).
  • Fellow, Nigerian Optometric Association, FNOA (1999)

Research Interests

Ocular Health and Environmental Vision.

Teaching and Professional Experience

Optometry

Other Experience

Evangelization and Conflict Resolution.

Profile

Emmanuel Esenwah is from Illah, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State. He attended the University of Benin, Benin City; Abia State University, Uturu; Federal University of Technology, Owerri and the Nigerian College of Optometrists, Lagos. He is a Chief Consultant Optometrist, whose area of specialization is Ocular Health (Pathology).

His working experience took him through Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Kaduna; Department of Physics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri before venturing into private practice in 1989. In 2006, he went back to academics where he successfully midwifed the FUTO Optometry programme to fruition.

A Justice of Peace (JP), a Jerusalem Pilgrim (JP) and a Knight of St. Mulumba (KSM), Dr. Esenwah is married with four (4) children, two (2) girls and two (2) boys. He is widely travelled both within and outside Nigeria. His interests include meeting people, evangelization and sports.

Publication

  • Esenwah E.C. (1997): The State of Eye-care Delivery System in Nigeria; Problems and prospects. Black Academy Review.,Vol 8, Nos 1-2, Pp 35-55.
  • Esenwah E.C. (1999): Automated Refraction and Automated Refractor. Perspectives in Visual Science. Vol.1. pp 9-16.
  • Esenwah E.C. (2000): World Optometry Day in Perspectives. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, Vol. 8/9 Pp 42-44
  • Esenwah E.C. (2003): Optometry as primary Healthcare-Challenges in the new millennium. Optical Review. Mar/Apr. Edition Pp 15-16, May/June Edition Pp 15-19
  • Esenwah E.C. (2005): Isolation and Identification of the microorganisms most prevalent in External Eye Infections in Owerri. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association. Vol.12, Pp 9-13.
  • Esenwah E.C. (2006): Acute Bacterial Conjunctivitis: A Case Report. Journal of Health and Visual Science, Volume 8, No.2 Pp 83-86.
  • EsenwahE.C.(2008):Epidemiology of Eye Diseases among Timber workers in Owerri. Journal of Nigerian Optometric Association.Vol.14 Pp 22-26.
  • Esenwah Q.F. and Esenwah E.C. ( Abstract 2008): Re-emergence of Glaucoma: The need for Health Information and Control. Nigerian Journal of Health Promotion. Pp 25
  • Esenwah E.C. and Ikoro N.C. (2009): A Clinic based survey of Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An emerging eye blinding disease. Journal of the Association of Nigerian Optometric Educators. Vol. 4. Nos. 1. Pp 49-51
  • Ikoro N.C. and Esenwah E.C. (2009): Evaluation of the influence of gender on Presbyopic Reading Addition. Journal of the Association of the Nigerian Optometric Educators. Vol.4. Nos. 1. Pp 52-54
  • Esenwah E.C. (2010): Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An emerging and re-emerging eye blinding disease. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association. Vol. 16. Pp 40-43
  • Nzotta C.C., Esenwah E.C., Ikoro N.C. and Agweven J.O. (2010): X-ray Viewing Box as quality control parameter in Radiology. African Journal of Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. No 2 Pp 88-91

Books

  • Esenwah E.C., Efienemokwu J.I and Akpalaba R.U. (1995): Code of Ethics and Rules for Professional Conduct. Boris Prints Ltd, Owerri.
  • Esenwah E.C. (2009): Student’s Handbook- Department of Optometry and Optical Technology, School of Health Technology, Federal University of Technology. Boris Prints Ltd., Owerri.
  • Thomas B.A., Esenwah E.C. and Nwagwu P.U. (2009): Ophthalmic Science and Instrumentation Option Laboratory Mannual. Boris Prints Ltd., Owerri.
  • Esenwah E.C. (2010): Students’ Handbook, Department of Optometry, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Boris Prints Ltd., Owerri.

Papers Accepted for Publications

  • Azuamah Y.C., Amadi A.N., Esenwah E.C., Amadi C.O.A. and Azuamah E.C. (2011): Visual acuity and impairment among hypertensive adults in Okagwe, Ohafia, Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Medical Sciences and Applied Research.
  • Amadi A.N., Azuamah Y.C., Esenwah E.C., Amadi C.O.A. and Azuamah E.C. (2011): Distribution of Hypertensive Retinopathy among people with Hypertension: A Community based study at Ehime Mbano L.G.A. of Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Medical Sciences and Applied Research.
  • Azuamah Y.C., Amadi A.N., Amadi C.O.A., Esenwah E.C., Azuamah E.C. and Iloh J.U. (2011): Co-occurrence of Diabetic Mellitus and Hypertension in some rural Communities of Southeast Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Medical Sciences and Applied Research.
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Irenaeus Chukwuma Nwawume

Lecturer I

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Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Doctor of Optometry (O.D) (1988)

Research Interests

Public Health Optometry, Ocular Health and Safety

Teaching and Professional Experience

Optometry and Public Health

Other Experience

  • Proficiency in Computer.
  • Part-Time Lecturer: School of Health Technology, FUTO. (2005)
  • Principal Optometrist: Rislon Optical Services/Eye Clinic, Owerri. (1990-1994)
  • Principal Optometrist: Phonic Eye Centre, Owerri.(1994-2006)
  • State Chairman: Nigeria Optometric Association, (NOA), Imo State Chapter (2003-2006)
  • Chairman: Holy Trinity Church Station Pastoral Counci, Ifakala ---- PRESENT
  • Chairman: Christian Men Organsition, (CMO), Holy Trinity Church Station,Ifakala ---- PRESENT
  • Chairman: Parish Pastoral Council, ST. Joseph’s Catholic Parish, Ifakala----PRESENT

Profile

Dr. Irenaeus Chukwuma Nwawume, born in June 28, 1962, is the last of the children of Chief and Lolo Pius Nwawume Onwukwe of Ndiokwu Amafor Nkalu (Ifakala), Mbaitoli L.G.A of Imo State. He attended and finished his Primary, Secondary education in Township primary schoool, Ehamufu, Enugu, East Central State(1969-1974), Obazu Community Secondary School, Mbieri, Mbaitoli, Imo State(1975-1980), respectively and graduated as a Doctor of Optometry in the former Imo State University, now Abia State University, Uturu, Abia.( 1982-1988). He is currently a senior academic staff in the Department of Optometry, School of Health Technology, and a Departmental SIWES Co-ordinator, FUTO.

Publication

  • NWAWUME I. C (JAN 2011): Variation of Spectacle Amplitude of Accommodation with the Age of Individuals- Journal of the Association of Nigerian Optometric Educators Vol.4 (1).
  • NWAWUME I. C (March 201I): Influence of Accommodation on Intraocular Pressure of Young Adult Myopes and Emmetropes- Journal of the Association of Nigerian Optometric Educators, Vol.4 (1).
  • EKEZIE J., 1 ONWUKAMUCHE C. K.,1 NWAWUME I. C.2 (2010): Hip Fractures in owerri, Nigeria: Comparison of Incidences in Urban and Rural Areas-Journal of Health Sciences and Technology, Vol. 1) pp63-67
  • Chukwuocha, U.M.1, Dozie, I.N.S.2, Ashiegbu, K.K.3, Onwuliri, C.O.E.4, Aguwa, O.C.1, Nwoke E.A., Udujih O.G., Nwokoro J.C., Nwawume I.C (Jan, 2011): Influence of Phenotypes on Immunity to Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Among Women in parts of the Imo River Basin, Nigeria- African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology, Vol. 12 no. 1pp 26-31
  • Chukwuocha U. M, Dozie U. W, Nwawume I. C.( March 2011): Bacteuria in Patients with Indwelling Urethral Catheter in Owerri Municipality, Nigeria- African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol.5(7
  • CHUKWUOCHA U.M, NWOKE E.A, NWAWUME I.C, NWORUH B.O, IWUALA C.C, EBIRIM (2009):Clinical Features of Malaria Parasiteamia among Children in parts of the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria- Global Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 8,No.1&2pp35-41.

Nwakaego Chituru Ikoro

Lecturer I

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Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Pharmacology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. 2006
  • Diploma in Visual Health and Development, Catedra UNESCO, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya. 2006
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Management, Imo State University, Owerri. 2001
  • Doctor of Optometry (OD), Abia State University, Uturu. 1996
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Optometry, University of Benin, Benin. 1988
  • Ordinary National Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing/ Optometry, Federal Polytechnic Nekede (Coll. Of Tech. Owerri). 1983
  • West African School Certificate of Education O’Level, Federal Government Girls’ College, Calabar. 1981

Research Interests

Ocular Pharmacology and Toxicology

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Member, Continuing Education Committee, Nigeria Optometric Association, Imo State Branch, 2011
  • Staff Adviser, Nigerian Optometric Students Association, Department of Optometry, School of Health Technology, FUTO. 2010 – date.
  • Chairman, Department of Optometry SERVICOM Committee, Department of Optometry, School of Health Technology, FUTO. 2010 – date.
  • Clinic Supervisor, Department of Optometry Clinic, School of Health Technology, FUTO. 2011
  • Member, Committee on Workshop on Result Preparation for Academic Staff In School of Health Technology, FUTO. February 2011 – date
  • Departmental Examination Officer, Department of Optometry, School of Health Technology, FUTO. January 2011 – date.
  • Academic Adviser, 400 level, Department of Optometry, FUTO. 2006 - date
  • Member, School of Health Technology Research Committee, FUTO. April 2010 – date
  • Consulting Editor, Optometric Educators Journal, 2006 – date.
  • Chairman, Welfare Committee, Nigerian Optometric Association 2001 - date
  • Clinical Director, Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes, Special Olympics Nigeria. Examined eyes of people with intellectual disability

Other Experience

  • Chairman, Welfare Committee, Nigerian Optometric Association 2001 - date
  • Financial Secretary, Nigerian Optometric Association, Imo State Branch. 1991 – 1997
  • Secretary, University of Benin Alumni Association, Imo State Branch. 1997 – 2000
  • Clinical Director, Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes, Special Olympics Nigeria. Examined eyes of people with intellectual disability 2004 - date
  • Financial Secretary, Welfare Committee, St. Marks Anglican Church, Amakohia. 2000 – date
  • Secretary, Welfare Committee, St Marks Anglican Church, Amakohia. 1999 - 2000
  • Chairman, Welfare Committee, Nigerian Optometric Association 2001 - date

Honours

Best Clinical Student, Class of 1988, Department of Optometry, University of Benin

Profile

I am a native of Ndiawa, Arondizuogu, Imo State and married to Chief Okey Ikoro with 4 children. I have attended workshops on Community Eye Health and Educators Presbyopia Education, I am a registered member of the Nigerian Optometric Association, Optometric and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria and a volunteer of the Special Olympics lions Club International Opening Eyes Program as a Clinical Director. I have traveled far and wide and attended conferences both locally and internationally and have presented papers at conferences locally and internationally.

Publication

  • Akuodor G.C., Mbah C.C., Megwas U.A., Ikoro N.C., Akpan J.L., Okwuosa B.O. and Osunkwo U.A (2011): In Vivo Antimalarial Activity of Methanol Leaf Extract of Bombax Buonopozense In Mice Infected with Plasmodium Berghei. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences. Accepted for Publication 12th May 2011.
  • Akuodor G.C., Anyalewechi N.A., Ikoro N.C., Akpan J.L., Megwas U.A., Iwuanyanwu T.C., and Osunkwo U.A (2010): Evaluation of Antiplasmodial Activity of Berlina Grandiflora Leaf Extract Against Plasmodium Berghei In Mice, African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 4(21), pp. 2211 – 2214.
  • Nzotta C.C., Esenwah E., Ikoro N., and Agweven J.O. (2010): X-ray Viewing Box as Quality Control Parameter in Radiology. African Journal of Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Science, Vol. 2, pp 88 – 91.
  • Esenwah E.C. and Ikoro N.C (2009): A Clinic Based Survey of Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An Emerging Eye Blinding Disease. The Optometric Educator, Volume 4, No. 1, pp. 49 – 51.
  • Ikoro N.C, Esenwah E.C., Ifediatu J., and Nwamazi-Ogbu C.S (2009): Evaluation of The Influence of Gender on Presbyopic Reading Addition. The Optometric Educator, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 52 – 54.
  • Ikoro N.C. and Okoroafor S.C. (2008): Free Cataract Surgery by Imo State Government: Barriers to Uptake of Cataract Surgery. The Optometric Educator, Vol 3, No. 1, pg 30-31.
  • Ikoro N.C. and Okoroafor S.C. (2008): Preventing Childhood Blindness in Nigeria: The Role of the Optometrist. The Optometric Educator, Vol. 3, No. 1, pg 40-42.
  • Ikoro N.C and Unekwe P.C (2007): Drug Management of Ocular Allergy – How Effective? Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Science, Vol. 3, No. 2, pg 5 – 9.
  • Ohadoma S.C, Akuodor G.C, Ikoro N.C. and Akpan I.I (2007): Visual Activity Pattern of Adults in Elele, Rivers State Nigeria, Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, Vol. 9, No.2, pg 60 – 64.
  • Ohadoma S.C., Unekwe P.C., Ikoro N., and Akuodor G.C. (2007): Pharmacological Basis for the Use of Aqueous Seed Extract of Strychnos Spinosalam in Traditional Medicine Practice in Nigeria for the Treatment of Microbial Infections, Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Volume 3, No. 1.