The CMD, Professor A.W.O. Olatinwo wishes all members of staff a happy and prosperous New Year 2012.
























































































To be a one facility of or qualitative ophthalmology practice for conditions which are prevalent in our environment within the limit of available resources.


To pursue excellence and efficiency while acting as the change agent and trail blazer in all aspect of our operations which include:

  • Provision of comprehensive eye care services 
  •  To be the most friendly eye care services provider to all categories of persons in Kwara state
  • To be the best department in UITH in term of team work, staff motivation, work etiquette, cleanliness, aesthetics and everything good.
  • To be the best ophthalmology residency training institution in Nigeria
  • To be a frontline department in the training of post basic ophthalmic nurses  in Nigeria
  • Training of Medical students, and other eye health  and non eye health workers.
  • The source of the best eye patient education centre and resource in Nigeria
  • Conduct of relevant research in various aspects of Ophthalmology
  • Provision of  eye care services to the communities in Kwara state.

The Department of Ophthalmology is one of the major clinical departments of the UITH. The department provides comprehensive Eye patient care within UITH and at the community level.

The department also offers sight enhancement, research and training of Medical students, Nurses and Resident doctors in Ophthalmology, and contributes to the training of residents in  Oto-Rhino-Laryngology  ORL/Ear-Nose-Throat  (ENT) and Family Medicine from Ilorin and other training/ Medical centres across Nigeria.

The impressive compliment of personnel, availability of functional and relevant equipments, facilities, and quality of training earned the Department full accreditation with both the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Surgeons in since year 2003.

A well-funded Ophthalmological revolving fund (ORF) has ensured adequate and timely provision of needed surgical and medical supplies and consumables for all the sub-specialties.

Our services covers the following areas:

  • General Ophthalmology
  • Cataract & Anterior Segment
  • Community Ophthalmology
  • Low Vision & Sight Enhancement
  • Glaucoma
  • Oculoplasty & Orbital reconstructive surgeries
  • Ophthalmic Oncology
  • Optical workshop & Glasses
  • Paediatric & Strabismus
  • Retina
  • Rehabilitation
  • Uveitis
  • VIP services
  • Corporate services
  • Special event/request services-Services to mark special events
  • In house Medical record unit
  • In house Revenue services

Modern diagnostic & therapeutic equipments available include:

  • Optical Coherence Tomography,
  • Computerized perimeter
  • Fundus Flourescein Angiography
  • Diode laser
  • Well equipped Optometry & an optical workshop.
  • Telemedicine(Cybersight) is used to improve patient care

 Patient Appointment

The appointment system for patient follow up is staggered between 7.30 am, 10a m and 12noon. This is to reduce the clogs in clinic, reduce patient waiting period and to improve patients’ satisfaction.

 Clinic Days 

Mondays - Retina


Wednesdays – Oculoplasty & Orbital reconstructive surgeries


                 Anterior Segment

Thursdays - Paediatric & Strabismus

                 Ophthalmic Oncology


                 Community Ophthalmology

Patient /Public Education

  • Large format posters and videos  in Nigerian languages are displayed in conspicuous areas within and outside the clinic areas.
  • The department celebrates different sight related events such as World Sight Day, World Glaucoma Day to advocate for eye care, through organization of public lectures, screening for various eye disease in the community.

Training & Research

  • In addition to the clinic, ward and theatre sessions, training is also done through weekly tutorial, seminar, ground round and  journal review.
  • A Wet lab where locally made appropriate technology developed within the department is used for training.
  • Consultants in the department regularly participate & facilitate various locally and internationally conferences and workshops.
  • The consultants serve as resource persons and examiners at the post graduate medical colleges.

Our Faculty/ Consultants/Specialist





Dr. I.A. Uyanne


Glaucoma Anterior Segment

Dr. J.F.A. Owoeye


Oculo-Plastics,Orbitv& Econstructive Surgery Oncology

Dr. A.O. Mahmoud


Vitreo – Retinal


Dr. F. O. Olatunji



Glaucoma Anterrior Segment

Dr. F.G. Adepoju


Community Opthamology Anterior Segmenrt

DR.D.S. Ademola- Popoola


Paediatric Opthamology,

Strabimus Oncology

 Our partners include amongst others

  • University of Ilorin
  • Kwara Eye Care Program supported by Sight Savers International
  • ORBIS international Communities.






 Patients on Equipments





Department of Ophthalmology