Michaeline Asuquo Isawumi

Michaeline Asuquo Isawumi
Osun State University · Ophthalmology

MBBCh, MSc-CEH,FWACS,FMCOph, FICS Fellow Ped Ophthal & Strab
Common causes of cerebral visual impairment in children. A Volunteer Consultant Ophthalmologist to Lions Eye Care Center

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Introduction
My research interest is on pediatric Ophthalmology, strabismus, community ophthalmology and prevention of childhood blindness. I am currently working on cerebral visual impairment and low vision
Additional affiliations
October 2022 - present
Osun State University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Administrative Head of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences. Oversees the departments in the faculty in relation to the academic work of both academic staff and students, teaching, research, and community outreach.
August 2020 - present
Osun State University
Position
  • Dean
Description
  • Administrative Head of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences. Oversees the departments in the faculty in relation to the academic work of both staff and students, teaching, research, and community outreach. Also attends to the welfare of staff and students
Education
April 2009 - June 2009
L V Prasad Eye Institute
Field of study
  • Ped Ophthalmology and Strabismus
January 2001 - January 2002
University of London
Field of study
  • Community Eye Health
May 1993 - April 2004

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Publications (62)
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Erratum on the 2nd author which should read Josephine Nonye Ubah
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Correction of Josephine Nonye Ubah's name
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AIM: To determine the ocular biometric measurements and central corneal thickness in Nigerian children so as to have a reference database METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional observational study of children were seen consecutively between November 2017 and January 2018. The socio-demographic data of patients, visual acuity(VA) was assessed wit...
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AIM: To determine the ocular biometric measurements and central corneal thickness (CCT) in Nigerian children so as to have a reference database. •METHODS:A hospital - based observational study of a cross - section of children seen consecutively between November 2017 and January 2018. The socio-demographic data of patientsꎬ visual acuity ( VA) was a...
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AIM: To determine the ocular biometric measurements and central corneal thickness in Nigerian children so as to have a reference database METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional observational study of children were seen consecutively between November 2017 and January 2018. The socio-demographic data of patients, visual acuity(VA) was assessed wit...
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Background: Identifying common eye diseases in childhood is a Step towards the prevention of visual impairment and preservation of vision in children who still have many productive years ahead. Aim: The aim is to determine the spectrum of eye disorders in children attending a tertiary health institution to plan preventive and curative strategies....
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Background: Identifying common eye diseases in childhood is a Step towards the prevention of visual impairment and preservation of vision in children who still have many productive years ahead. Aim: The aim is to determine the spectrum of eye disorders in children attending a tertiary health institution to plan preventive and curative strategies. M...
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Public attitude and knowledge of antibiotics are determinants of rational use of antibiotics and prevention of antimicrobial drug resistance. This study assessed perception and use of antimicrobials among staff members of a University in Southwestern Nigeria. Descriptive cross-sectional study among 450 staff members of Osun State University in So...
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Aims/Objectives: To determine the ocular status of commercial vehicle drivers in Osun State, Western Nigeria and highlight the effect on safety on the road. Design: A cross-sectional-survey utilizing a multi-stage-random-sampling-technique done between May and June 2004. Participants: 99 consenting commercial vehicle drivers, registered with NURTW,...
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Purpose: The need to keep abreast of current trends on the novel Corona Virus is absolutely necessary. This will assist in preventive measures rather than treatment for the developing countries which are also of the low income countries with poor health facilities.
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The eye is the organ of sight and one of the most sensitive special organs normally referred to as the window of the body. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) which represents a syndromic disorder of the human following a period of infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is one of common systemic diseases which first manifest in th...
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This chapter deals with its defect, classification, areas of affectation which includes the anterior and posterior segments, neuro ophthalmological manifestations and the common ways of management
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This sickle cell disease book discusses in details the basic, physiological, pathological, psychological, social, care, clinical and systemic features of the disease complex
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The eye is the organ of sight and one of the most sensitive special organs normally referred to as the window of the body. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) which represents a syndromic disorder of the human following a period of infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is one of common systemic diseases which first manifest in th...
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Retinitis from CMV is the leading cause of blindness in HIV infected individuals in the developing countries. However, reports on CMV retinitis presenting with blindness in HIV infected children are rare. We report a case of blindness associated with CMV retinitis in a 9 year old HIV infected Nigerian girl. The challenges encountered and the lesson...
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Abstract Objectives: The use of social media (SM) in medical specialties has not been well studied in Nigeria. Thus, this study compared utilisation of social media between Ophthalmologists-in-training and trainees in other medical specialties. Methods: Semi-structured self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information on SM use from t...
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Abstract Background: Knowledge of the causes of poor vision among children will contribute to interventions and policies to prevent childhood blindness and visual impairment. Methods: This was a 3 -year descriptive study of consecutive cases presenting to the secondary eye clinic at State Specialist Hospital in Osogbo, Nigeria. Sociodemographic cha...
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Purpose There is a paucity of data on child abuse and the eye in West Africa. Therefore, a need exists to determine the causes and circumstances surrounding these occurrences and their effects on the eye and vision in a pediatric population. Methods A 3-year study of consecutive cases of ocular features that presented to an eye clinic following a...
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Background: Knowledge of the causes of poor vision among children will contribute to interventions and policies to prevent childhood blindness and visual impairment. Methods: This was a 3-year descriptive study of consecutive cases presenting to the secondary eye clinic at State Specialist Hospital in Osogbo, Nigeria. Sociodemographic characterist...
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Widespread use of computers for office work and e-learning has resulted in increased visual demands among computer users. The increased visual demands have led to development of ocular complaints and discomfort among users. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of computer related eye problems and their associations among compu...
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Background Knowledge of the status of eye diseases among students’ enrolled in the special schools would assist in planning preventive and treatment strategies. Objectives To determine the types and causes of ocular morbidity leading to enrolment of students in special schools of Osun state. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study by utilizi...
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Background Paediatric ophthalmology is an emerging subspecialty in Nigeria and as such there is paucity of data on refractive errors in the country. This study set out to determine the pattern of refractive errors in children attending an eye clinic in South West Nigeria. Methods A descriptive study of 180 consecutive subjects seen over a 2-year p...
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AIM: To describe the epidemiology and outcome of ocular injuries requiring hospital admission in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital (LTH), Osogbo, Nigeria. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all patients hospitalized for ocular injuries at LTH, Osogbo between April 2002 and March 2014 was undertaken. Information extracte...
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Different types of ocular injuries could be sustained following banger explosives. This case report could be the first of such reports in West Africa. We report cases of ocular injuries caused by bangers. This was a hospital-based study of 3 consecutive cases that presented during the New Year festival. Injuries were classified according to Birming...
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In most developing countries particularly in Nigeria, the paediatric ophthalmology subspecialty is still at its infancy especially in terms of human resources, equipment and infrastructure. It is therefore important to bring to notice the importance of creating a child friendly eye care environment while putting up an eye care unit. This will help...
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Introduction: There is a dearth of literature available on the effects of fasting on Intraocular pressure (IOP) among all races and worldwide. Objectives : To determine the effects of fasting on IOP in a black African population. Materials and Methods: A population-based survey utilizing multistage random sampling techniques was carried out among h...
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The need to highlight the dangers to the eye and visual status in couching has become necessary in order to discourage its patronage. This was a bi-center clinic-based prospective descriptive study about new cases of couched eyes which were seen over a two-year period. Oral interviews, eye examinations, refractions, and perimetry tests were used to...
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Background: To plan and implement appropriate management of patients with blindness and visual impairment (VI) requires the knowledge of the common presenting causes. Aim: The aim of the following study is to determine the common causes of VI in adults and develop a template for eye care delivery. Materials and methods: A retrospective descrip...
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Public attitude and knowledge of antibiotics are determinants of rational use of antibiotics and prevention of antimicrobial drug resistance. This study assessed perception and use of antimicrobials among staff members of a University in Southwestern Nigeria. Descriptive cross-sectional study among 450 staff members of Osun State University in Sout...
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To obtain baseline data and assess the level of awareness and attitudes towards glaucoma among rural communities of Osun State, Nigeria. This was a community-based study that involved interviews and descriptive cross-sectional analysis. Serial-recruitment was performed of consenting participants who presented at a community-based screening service...
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The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions, knowledge of the causes, implications and treatment of strabismus in a black population. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study utilizing a total sampling technique. Face-to-face interviews were performed using a structured questionnaire. Socio-demographic characteristics, awareness, pe...
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Ocular bee sting injury has caused several reactions in the eye but has rarely been reported among local African farmers, and Nigerians in particular. This case seeks to report the first ocular and external eye reactions following a honey bee sting of the eye through the sclera, highlighting the treatment and outcome. Oral interview, clinical exami...
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Asymptomatic bacteriuria in elderly individuals has been well described in institutionalized settings, but to a lesser extent in the community. The purpose of this study was to determine the pathogens responsible for asymptomatic bacteriuria in elderly and middle-aged individuals in Alajue-Ede, South-Western Nigeria, and to identify any associated...
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Context: World Glaucoma and Kidney Days were planned for community eye/health screening. Aims: To assess the prevalence and causes of common eye disorders and visual impairment (VI) in two rural communities of Osun State. Settings and Design: Descriptive cross-sectional. Materials and Methods: Ethical clearance was obtained. Serial recruitment of a...
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Couching is still being practised in developing countries including Nigeria despite its adverse effects on vision. To find out the different techniques of couching, highlight the unacceptable poor visual sequelae and assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices of subjects. Clinic based and prospective observational study. Structured interview and cl...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension in two rural communities of Osun State, Nigeria. A consenting adult population of the Alajue and Obokun rural communities in southwestern Nigeria that presented for the screening exercise participated in this community-based cross-sectional descriptive study. Two hundred and...
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Abstract BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension in two rural communities of Osun State, Nigeria. METHODS: A consenting adult population of the Alajue and Obokun rural communities in southwestern Nigeria that presented for the screening exercise participated in this community-based cross-sectional des...
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A prospective study to examine the anterior segment of the eye in patients with diabetes mellitus. The anterior segments of the eyes of 181 patients with diabetes mellitus were examined. The commonest finding in the lids was warts, followed by poliosis and chalazia, and, in the conjunctiva, tortuous conjunctival vessels inferiorly (36.50%), pterygi...
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A prospective study to examine the anterior segment of the eye in patients with diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anterior segments of the eyes of 181 patients with diabetes mellitus were examined. The commonest finding in the lids was warts, followed by poliosis and chalazia, and, in the conjunctiva, tortuous conjunctival vessels infe...
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To determine the ocular status of commercial vehicle drivers in Osun State, Western Nigeria and highlight the effect on safety on the road. A cross-sectional-survey utilizing a multistage-random-sampling-technique done between May and June 2004. 99 consenting commercial vehicle drivers, registered with NURTW, Osogbo. Motorcyclists and non-registere...
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Abstract AIMS/OBJECTIVES: To determine the ocular status of commercial vehicle drivers in Osun State, Western Nigeria and highlight the effect on safety on the road. DESIGN: A cross-sectional-survey utilizing a multistage-random-sampling-technique done between May and June 2004. PARTICIPANTS: 99 consenting commercial vehicle drivers, registered...
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To report the effectiveness of non-invasive management of congenital eversion of the eyelids, a rare condition associated with serious socio-psychological consequences. Three neonates with congenital eversion of the eyelids and secondary conjunctival chemosis and prolapse were managed with 5% hypertonic normal saline, lubricants, antibiotics, and p...
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To evaluate the baseline visual outcome of cataract surgeries and improve on these towards achieving one of the objectives of vision 2020. A retrospective study. Hospital-based, utilizing 3 eye centres in Osun State, Nigeria between January 2000 and December 2002. Records of 283 hospital-elective-cataract-surgeries only of all ages in 3 centres wer...
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the baseline visual outcome of cataract surgeries and improve on these towards achieving one of the objectives of vision 2020. DESIGN: A retrospective study. SETTING: Hospital-based, utilizing 3 eye centres in Osun State, Nigeria between January 2000 and December 2002. METHODS: Records of 283 hospital-elective-cataract-surger...
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The authors report a case of congenital bilateral eversion of the eyelids with secondary conjunctival prolapse in a 4-hour-old neonate. Conservative treatment with hypertonic normal saline, lubricants, antibiotics, and padding was instituted. No surgery was performed. Complete eye opening was achieved by the 10th day after birth. Medical management...
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A seroprevalence study of Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in new patients attending the eye clinic of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria showed that twenty-nine patients 2.7%) were positive to HIV1. No patient was positive to HIV 2. There were 21 males (72.4%) and 8 females (27.6%). The clinical diagnosis in the H...
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The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and causes of eye diseases and visual impairment in students in the Ilesa East local government area of Osun state, Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey that utilised a multistage random sampling method to select 1,144 primary and secondary school students. A total of 1,144 students (504 males and 6...
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The study was carried out to review the ocular factors involved in road traffic accidents (RTA) in order to reduce associated injuries and possibly suggest a standard for driving. The study was carried out in the eye clinic of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo between May and June 2004. A stratified random sample te...
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Redness of the eye is a common ophthalmic symptom. The problem causing redness could arise from within or outside the globe. These range from cases of simple inflammation following itching and minor trauma for example, to severe cases like orbital cellulitis and tumours. Patients may not even be aware of the redness. The aim of this study is to hig...
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Background/Purpose: To assess the prevalence and identify the causes of eye diseases among students in Ilesa east local government area, in south-western Nigeria, so that prevention strategies could be mapped out. Methods: A cross-sectional survey that utilised a multi-stage random sampling method to select 1144 primary and secondary students compr...
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The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and identify the causes of blindness and visual impairment in school children of Ilesa-East Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria. A total of 1144 school children in primary and secondary schools were selected using a 2-stage random sampling method and examined to determine the prevalence and...
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Dear Editor An estimated 42 million people worldwide are now infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), 1 compared with 30million people that were infected in 1997. Ninety per cent (90%) of these live in developing countries. Some people with HIV remain asymptomatic and these constitute an important source of transmission of the virus. H...

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To know the current status of childhood blindness in Africa