Abdulraheem Olarongbe Mahmoud

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OBJECTIVE To assess whether the ophthalmic cases presenting at a Nigerian tertiary eye unit are appropriate for such level of care and also draw necessary implications for service delivery. METHODS Data on 1321 consecutive new patients that presented at the ophthalmic clinic of the University of Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria between February and July(More)
OBJECTIVE To document the observations of elementary school teachers (ESTs) in Ilorin, Nigeria on their practice of some types of corporal punishment (CP) that could result in eye injuries among their pupils. MATERIALS AND METHODS A short battery of questions that explored ESTs' observations on attitudes to, and knowledge of some commonly used CP(More)
This study was designed to determine perceptions of Nigerian ophthalmologists about traditional eye care practice in Nigeria. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to capture relevant information on TECP from some Nigerian ophthalmologists that attended their 32nd annual professional congress in Enugu, Nigeria, from the 4th to 8th September, 2007. One(More)
BACKGROUND Developing efficient and cost-effective eye care programmes for communities in Nigeria has been hampered by inadequate and inaccurate data on blindness and low vision. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and causes of blindness and low vision among adults 50 years and older in South-Western Nigeria in order to develop viable eye care(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the causes and prevalence of ocular morbidity among primary school children in Ilorin, Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross sectional survey of primary school children in 10 randomly selected primary schools within Ilorin, Nigeria was carried out between July 2005 and January 2006. Relevant ocular history and basic ocular(More)
PURPOSE To study the views of ophthalmologists on research priorities and outcomes in Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS A structured questionnaire was distributed to 120 ophthalmologists and ophthalmic residents who were attending an annual congress in Nigeria. The participants' background information, relative research priorities, frequency of publications,(More)
The African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) sponsored a baseline study in Nigeria between 1998 and 1999 on the prevalence and distribution of Onchocerciasis. The randomly selected 1,064 subjects in the baseline study underwent detailed eye examination in Cross River (rain forest), Taraba (savanna) and Kogi (forest-savanna) States. This paper(More)
AIM To assess the awareness of the United Nations Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) by some Nigerian health workers and also their perceptions of the attainability of the goals. SUBJECT AND METHODS Through the means of a structured questionnaire served on 92 consenting health workers selected by stratified sampling technique ,information regarding their(More)
BACKGROUND Oral lesions are among the earliest clinical manifestation of HIV infection. In developing countries like Nigeria, were sophisticated diagnostic apparatus used to monitor the immunologic status of HIV/AIDS patients is not readily available, early recognition of the commonest and specific HIV-related oral lesions can be used for diagnosis so that(More)