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Abdulkabir Ayansiji Ayanniyi

Abdulkabir Ayansiji Ayanniyi
University of Abuja Abuja Nigeria · Ophthalmology

MBBS,FMCOph, PGDE, MA

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Introduction
Yoruba, Muslim, Researcher, Teacher, Ophthalmologist. A native of Telemu, Osun State, Nigeria. Speak Yoruba and English fluently. Perform pilgrimage to Makkah 2007 (1428AH). Married and have children.
Additional affiliations
January 2009 - December 2013
February 2008 - present
Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti
July 2005 - February 2006
University of Ilorin
Position
  • Ocular Health Status of Primary School Children, Ilorin, Nigeria
Description
  • Eye health, Ocular morbidity, Children, Nigeria
Education
October 2001 - November 2007
Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
Field of study
September 1989 - May 1997
University of Ibadan
Field of study

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Publications (86)
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Background: Despite cataract being the commonest cause of blindness globally the surgical services to tackle the scourge remain sub-optimal in the sub-Saharan Africa. Regular appraisal of cataract services is necessary to meet WHO Vision 2020 Cataract Surgical Rate (CSR) target for the African sub-region. Aim: To evaluate the cataract surgery numbe...
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CONTEXT: Cataract is the most common cause of blindness worldwide. Meeting World Health Organization Vision 2020 cataract surgical rate target for Africa remains a dream. Inadequate resource to deliver quality cataract services is burdensome. AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate the resource for cataract services in Kebbi, Nigeria. SETTINGS A...
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Purpose: To report a case of traumatic enucleation and Colles' fracture in a 70-year-old male farmer following a fall from a height. Design: A case report. Findings: Enucleated right eye and bilateral Colles' fracture. Practical implications: The attending health care personnel should do a complete assessment of a patient with a history of fall fro...
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Background: Ramadan fasting (RF) alters many systemic milieus. Dehydration from fasting may cause weight loss, while sedentary lifestyle of some Muslims during fasting results in weight gain. RF is associated with low intraocular pressure (IOP). We aim to find out changes in IOP and its relationship to weight changes during and after Ramadan fastin...
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Objectives: Congenital eye and adnexa malformations although rare, are however a major challenge to health professionals in terms of diagnosis. There are also emotional, financial and stigmatization challenges experienced by the patients and their relatives. Appropriate management of these patients requires multidisciplinary approach. The study is...
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Health care providers are expected to have the skills and knowledge relevant to their field and should also be familiar with the ethical and legal expectations that arise out of the standard practices. To elucidate the practice of the health care providers in relation to healthcare ethics in Nigeria. A self-administered structured questionnaire was...
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To evaluate the effectiveness of immunomodulatory mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of scleritis. A retrospective non comparative review of seven cases of scleritis managed with mycophenolate mofetil at a tertiary eye hospital. The following information was extracted from the patients folders; socio-demographics, causes, type of scleritis, dur...
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Background: This survey of Nigerian youth corps graduates assessed their knowledge of HIV/AIDS and its association with ocular health. Methods: Nigerian youth corps graduates were surveyed using a structured, self-administered questionnaire. The study included 181 participants, including 95 males, with a mean age of 26 years. Results: 94.5% of the...
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Authors' contributions This work was carried out in collaboration between all authors. Authors KFM and AAA performed the study conception and design, study protocol, statistical analysis, interpretation of the results, draft of the manuscript and literature searches. Authors FOO and AAP performed the literature searches and critical review of the d...
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Introduction: Red eye is one of the most common reasons why patients present at the eye clinic. It may be due to a nonvision-threatening ocular condition or vision-threatening one. It may also be a symptom of a life-threatening condition, and improper diagnosis and appropriate management may result in ocular morbidity or mortality. Materials and Me...
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Background: Horsewhip is a thong made from animal hide and is commonly used among African population to strike commonly, erring children as a form of corporal punishment to correct wrong doings especially at homes and in schools’. This practice is against International law (1989, Convention on the Rights of the child, UN) which sought to protect ch...
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Background: Worldwide, approximately 1/3 of the populations are affected by allergic diseases. Ocular allergy symptoms presented in 40-80% of the affected individuals. Allergic eye disease is a localized allergic condition that is frequently associated with rhinitis and occasionally with asthma. The symptoms and signs can manifest as conjunctivitis...
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To determine the causes of blindness and the barriers to accessing rehabilitation services (RS) among blind street beggars (bsb) in Sokoto, Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey of 202 bsb (VA < 3/60) using interviewer administered questionnaire. The causes of blindness were diagnosed by clinical ophthalmic examination. There were 107 (53%) males and 9...
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Lymphoplasmacytic lymphomas are rare and may present with uncommon and devastating symptoms. We report a case of a 43-year-old male who presented with bleeding gums and sudden onset of bilateral blindness but was not on anticoagulants and had no family history of bleeding disorder. He had bilateral hyperpigmented infraorbital skin lesions, visual a...
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Congenital bilateral upper eyelids eversion is rare clinical condition. However it is known to be associated with collodion baby, Down syndrome and children of black race. This condition responds well to early active conservative management. We reported a case of congenital bilateral upper eyelids eversion in a collodion neonate delivered by 21 yea...
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Aim: It has been observed that potential beneficiaries rarely request for alternatives to corrective eyeglasses in our setting. The objective of this study was to determine awareness and attitude towards alternatives to spectacle correction, specifically; contact lens and refractive eye surgery among spectacle wearers in a resource-limited setting....
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Knowledge of the presentation pattern of glaucoma helps in providing more understanding of the disease, leading to better control. The aim of this study was to determine the presentation pattern among newly diagnosed glaucoma patients in Lagos, Nigeria. This was a multicenter cross-sectional survey of newly diagnosed glaucoma patients, recruited ov...
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Introduction: Service provision for tackling cataract blindness is a key priority and remains a challenge for eye care programs in Nigeria. At the moment, paucity of data on these services makes evaluation and effective planning difficult. Objective: To evaluate the infrastructure, equipment, and human resources for cataract surgical services, and...
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Context: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a serious eye complication of diabetes mellitus and a leading cause of blindness among the working population. The ophthalmoscopy can screen, detect, and follow-up DR. However; it appears medical practitioners (MPs) rarely do ophthalmoscopy on diabetic eyes. Aims: To determine the knowledge, attitude, and pract...
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Retinoblastoma is the most common childhood ocular malignancy. It is possible to save life and vision in many patients with retinoblastoma due to advances in management and care. In Sub-Saharan Africa, management is marred by challenges including poverty and late presentation. This was a case report of advanced right eye retinoblastoma in a four ye...
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Objective: To assess the pattern and aetiological factors for penetrating ocular injuries in a tertiary health facility. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective review of all the cases records of penetrating eye injuries presenting to our eye unit over a period of 6 years. Results: There were 153 cases including 125 (81.7%) males 28 (18.3%)...
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A hot water burn is a thermal injury that results in cell death. Thermal eye injury triggers inflammatory processes, including inflammatory cell influx and/or the activation of various inflammatory cells, which result in the rapid accumulation of extravascular fluid in the ocular tissue. The ocular effect depends on the temperature of the water, an...
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Objective: To determine the causes and implications of visual disability (VD) on patients’ daily living. Methods: A cross section survey of 130 visually disabled (vd) Nigerians on visually related basic life activities, psychology and emotion in 2008. Both structured interview and relevant clinical examination were conducted for the vd to gather t...
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Aim. The aim of the study was to determine the patterns of ocular trauma among patients presenting at the Federal Medical Centre in Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria. Methods. A 1-year retrospective review was undertaken of all patients presenting with ocular trauma to the Federal Medical Centre in Birnin Kebbi. Results. Ocular trauma was observed in 89 of 180...
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Aim. The aim of the study was to determine the patterns of ocular trauma among patients presenting at the Federal Medical Centre in Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria. Methods. A 1-year retrospective review was undertaken of all patients presenting with ocular trauma to the Federal Medical Centre in Birnin Kebbi. Results. Ocular trauma was observed in 89 of 180...
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Introduction: Destructive ocular surgery (DOS) means eye loss. An audit of its indications would be useful in reducing its incidence. Objective: To determine indications for destructive ocular surgeries. Materials and methods: The case records (files) of all the patients who had DOS in a tertiary health facility in Nigeria from January 2004 to...
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A previously normal sighted 33 year old man who developed blindness, right eye (RE) following assault by a mentally ill (MI) man. The RE findings were conjunctiva laceration, total hyphema and visual acuity (VA), perception of light (PL). The visual outcome was counting finger (CF) despite intervention including conjunctiva repair, anterior chamber...
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Objective: To determine the causes and implications of visual disability (VD) on patients' daily living. Methods: A cross section survey of 130 visually disabled (vd) Nigerians on visually related basic life activities, psychology and emotion in 2008. Both structured interview and relevant clinical examination were conducted for the vd to gather th...
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Aim: It has been observed that potential beneficiaries rarely request for alternatives to corrective eyeglasses in our setting. The objective of this study was to determine awareness and attitude towards alternatives to spectacle correction, specifically; contact lens and refractive eye surgery among spectacle wearers in a resource-limited setting....
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Corneal scarring is the fourth largest cause of blindness globally, and a much more prominent factor in developing countries. Blindness from corneal scarring is largely a preventable phenomenon, and is capable of causing significant morbidity that can last for a lifetime. A significant proportion of these cases are caused by the use of harmful trad...
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Background: Cataract remains a disease of priority being the leading cause of blindness globally. Although surgically curable, cataract surgical output has remained low in Nigeria, Kwara state inclusive. A study was carried out to investigate the perception of eye care workers (ECW) on low surgical output and their adjudged reasons; this has hithe...
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Background: To determine pattern of evisceration at Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of case files of all patients who underwent evisceration in the Eye Unit of Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria from January 2004 - December 2011. The following information was extracted: biodata...
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To study the views of ophthalmologists on their attitude to and the resources for ophthalmic health research in Nigeria and draw appropriate policy implications. Structured questionnaires were distributed to 120 ophthalmologists and ophthalmic residents who were attending an annual congress in Nigeria. Data were collected on background information,...
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A 25 year old male prison officer who sustained bodily and left eye (LE) injuries following accidental tear gas canister explosion. There was associated pain with LE tearing, swelling, redness and photophobia but no significant reduction in vision. General examination revealed facial and limbal injuries and associated bleeds. The visual acuities we...
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Combination antituberculosis drug therapy remains the mainstay of treating tuberculosis. Unfortunately, antituberculosis drugs produce side effects including (toxic) impaired visual function, which may be irreversible. We report a case of antituberculosis-drug-induced impaired visual function that was reversed following early detection and attentio...
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Background Surgical eye removal is performed for various end-stage eye diseases to provide adequate comfort, replace volume and give good functional and cosmetic appearance. The pattern of eye removal is unknown for North Eastern Nigeria. Objective To determine the indications for eye removal in the study community. Method Records of all the patien...
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Pterygium leading to bilateral blindness and forcing patient to quit job is uncommon. This is a case report of a 46 year old indigent woman who had blinding pterygia over 10 years. She could not afford pterygium excision offered in a private eye clinic where she initially presented after a period of unsuccessful self medication. She was forced out...
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A 14-year-old girl presented with bilateral visual impairment following hot water injury to the eyes. The patient was admitted for a week and managed with guttae tropicamide 0.5% 8 h, diclofenac sodium 0.1% 4 h, and fluoroquinolone 0.3% 6 h and ointment chloramphenicol 8 h. Also, the patient was managed with capsule doxycycline 100 mg 12 h for 10 d...
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To study the views of medical specialists on their attitude to and the resources for health research in Nigeria and draw appropriate policy implications. Structured questionnaires were distributed to consenting 90 randomly selected medical specialists practising in six Nigerian tertiary health institutions. Participants' background information, imp...
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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. A short battery of questions that explored ESTs' observations on attitudes to, and knowledge of some commonly used CP practices was self-administered o...
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To study the views of ophthalmologists on research priorities and outcomes in Nigeria. 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, research types, public...
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Objective To determine ophthalmic practice health hazards among ophthalmologists in a resource-limited setting.Methods The study was conducted through a cross-sectional survey of 53 ophthalmologists' experiences on ophthalmic practice health hazards using semi-structured questionnaire.ResultsMost practitioners felt eye surgical procedures 40 (75.5%...
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The current research aimed at collating the views of medical specialists on disease priorities, class and outcomes of health research in Nigeria, and draw appropriate policy implications. Structured questionnaires were distributed to consent 90 randomly selected medical specialists practising in six Nigerian tertiary health institutions. Participan...
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To critically review the numbers, distribution, staff mix, and productivity of eye care workers (ECW) in Kwara State, north central Nigeria. A cross-sectional descriptive survey of all ECW identified from all eye care facilities in July 2008 was carried out using a structured questionnaire. Output data on cataract surgery of each institution were a...
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Intraocular pressure is currently the main recognised modifiable risk factor in glaucoma - a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. There is an established association between glaucoma, systemic hypertension and diabetes. There is the need to examine the relationship between glaucoma and other metabolic abnormalities. Different biochemi...
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To determine awareness and knowledge of ocular cancers in a resource-limited setting. A descriptive cross-sectional survey (2009) of 1,887 Nigerians using interviewer-administered questionnaire. Respondents were 55.6% males, and mean age was 30 years, SD 9.5. Most respondents (77.8%) had at least secondary education. Fewer respondents were aware of...
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To determine the ophthalmic indications and challenges for pediatric ocular examination under anesthesia (EUA). The surgical register and patients' records of children who underwent EUA between 1990 and 2007 were examined to document patients' bio data, diagnoses and details of procedures and anesthesia. Thirty-nine children underwent EUA during th...
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To determine the causes and prevalence of ocular morbidity among primary school children in Ilorin, Nigeria. 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 examinations were carried out on...
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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. Data on 1321 consecutive new patients that presented at the ophthalmic clinic of the University of Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria between February and July 2005 were...
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Often the public cannot differentiate among eye care providers with adverse effect on ocular health. This is to ascertain awareness and knowledge of Nigerian public workers about eye care providers. Structured self administered questionnaire on respondents' socio-demography, awareness and knowledge about eye care providers was distributed to 500 co...
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Although a leading cause of visual impairment and a treatable cause of blindness globally, the pattern of refractive errors in many populations is unknown. This study determined the pattern of refractive ocular conditions, reasons for spectacles renewal and the effect of correction on refractive errors in a resource-limited community. A retrospecti...
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To determine guardians' knowledge and attitude towards pupils' eye health and draw implication for designing children-oriented ocular health messages. A survey of 1,393 guardians selected through multistage random sampling in Ilorin, Nigeria. Using structured questionnaire, information sought included guardians' demographic characteristics, relatio...
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To evaluate challenges, attitudes and practices among spectacle wearers to effect positive change when necessary, and determine positive change in a resource-limited economy. A multi-hospital descriptive, cross sectional survey of spectacle wearers was conducted between May 2007 and December 2008 in Nigeria. A total of 214 wearers comprising 43.5%...
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In 2006, a qualitative, cost-free-to-patient eye care program took place in Owo, Nigeria. This study sought to identify factors that are of marketing importance in qualitative cost-free-to-patient eye care program. A cross-sectional survey of postoperative patients using interviewer-administered questionnaire to probe into patient socio-demographic...
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To know the opinions of trainee ophthalmologists on ways to improve cataract surgical rate (CSR) with a view to having insight into actions that should be of high priority for achieving this improvement. A survey of 27 trainee ophthalmologists using structured self-administered questionnaire. Most trainees had a positive view about actions towards...
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Aim: To identify the cause of adult blindness at ECWA Eye Hospital, Kano. Materials and methods: It was a hospital-based prospective study. Blindness was defined as vision of <3/60 in the better eye. The history of each patient was taken and a routine ocular examination was conducted using a Snellen or E-chart, a pen torch, a slit lamp and an ophth...
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Training programmes require regular evaluation both by the organisers and the trainees. To ascertain the perspectives of trainee Ophthalmologists about a Community Eye Health (CEH) module in West Africa. A cross sectional survey of trainee ophthalmologists attending CEH course in 2006, using structured self-administered questionnaires was carried o...
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It has been observed that often, post-operative eye patients still ask questions expected to have been addressed in the pre-operative routine clinic information. To find out additional information that ophthalmic surgical patients require before surgery. A survey of 103 post-operative ophthalmic patients was carried out using an interviewer adminis...
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To report the pattern of ocular trauma among school pupils in Ilorin, Nigeria, 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 examinations were carried out on the children that were selecte...
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To ascertain the perspectives of Trainee Ophthalmologist Diplomats (TOD) on the Ophthalmic Diploma Training (ODT) in West Africa with a view to improving the programme. A survey of set 2005 TOD on ODT was carried out in Ghana, 2006. The trainees included 10 (83.35%) males and two (16.7%) females whose ages ranged between thirty-two and fifty-one ye...
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The study aimed at identifying the causes of childhood blindness at ECWA Eye Hospital, Kano. The causes of visual loss in 31 consecutive patients aged < or = 16 years who attended the ECWA eye Hospital between 1993 and 1996, who had vision of < 3/60 in the better eye were recorded. The eyes were examined with a slit lamp or flashlight a loupe, and...