The Eye institute of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital is a department in the hospital which caters to the eye care needs of the inhabitant of Lagos State, as well as those of its neighbors like Ogun ,Oyo States and even as far as the Eastern and Northern parts of the Nigeria and neighboring countries. The department informally started training of residents in 1997 with successful training of residents for the primary examinations. Formal training started with the upgrading of the former General Hospital Ikeja, to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in the year 2000.

The department offers a five year program in residency training in Ophthalmology. It also renders academic training to undergraduates (medical students) in the Lagos State College of Medicine.

Some of the objectives of the departmenst includes:
- To ensure qualitative and affordable eye care services that is equitably available to all
   patients in a conducive and health promoting environment.
- To obtain complete baseline information from all patients at first consultation.
- To maintain a complete and updated database for all patients of the clinic.
- To investigate clinical problems using relevant tests and tools.
- To use effectively results obtained to effect prompt management of the patient.
- To perform all common surgical procedures required for the restoration of sight and the
   general health of the patient.
- To effect adequate post operative care of the patients.
- To demonstrate adequate understanding of the pathology, pathophysiology, clinical features,
   management and result of therapy of common eye diseases.
- To provide effective supervision for all junior professional colleagues, and teach them
   Ophthalmologic concepts and operating skills.
- To teach problem – solving ability by designing and implementing a research project relevant
   to the needs    of his local environment.
- To demonstrate general management competency and provide effective and purposeful
   leadership of the ophthalmology team.
- To effect purposeful training of the residents in a way to achieve all the above and reproduce
   ophthalmologists of repute within our environment.
- To maintain a client friendly atmosphere that ensures that our clients are treated with
   utmost courtesy and due consideration and confidentiality.

There are also Ophthalmologists in different levels of residency training. There are 3 permanent well trained optometrist to compliment the work in the clinic and qualified ophthalmology trained nurses. We have clinic four days in a week both subspeciality and general clinics and also have a dedicated day in the week for academics, i.e. departmental seminar.

The department has the state of the art equipment which includes:
  -    HUMPHREY CENTRAL VISUAL FIELD MACHINE.
  -    FUNDUS CAMERA.
  -    A&B SCAN
  -    AUTOREFRACTOR/KERATOMETER.
  -    NON CONTACT TONOMETER.
  -    BINOCULAR INDIRECT OPHTHALMOSCOPE.
  -    SLIT LAMPS in all the consulting rooms.

The department has 4 consultants Ophthalmologist with different sub-specialties of interest.
1. DR. MODUPE M. IDRIS – HOD, OPHTHALMOLOGY (Paediatric Ophthalmologist)
2. DR. OLAJUMOKE O. IBIDAPO (Glaucoma/Retina Ophthalmologist)
3. DR. BOLA G. BALOGUN. (Oculoplastic Ophthalmologist)
4. DR. BOLA J. ADEKOYA. (Glaucoma Ophthalmologist.)

Our clinical schedules:
MONDAY:
-    THEATRE
-    PAEDIATRIC SUBSPECIALITY CLINIC
-    GENERAL CLINIC.

TUESDAY:
-    THEATRE
-    ANTERIOR SEGMENT/GLAUCOMA SUBSPECIALITY CLINIC
-    GENERAL CLINIC

WEDNESDAY:
-    GRAND WARD ROUND
-    SEMINAR
-    RESIDENTS REFRACTION CLINIC
-    MINOR OPERATIONS
-    INVESTIGATIONS e.g. Fundus Photography, Biometry

THURSDAY:
-    CONSULTANTS BREAKFAST TEACHING SEMINAR
-    OCULOPLASTICS SUBSPECIALITIES CLINIC & THEATRE

FRIDAY:
-    RETINAL SUBSPECIALITY CLINIC/COMMUNITY EYE HEALTH
-    GENERAL CLINIC

NB:
A PROSPECTIVE PATIENT MUST FIRST OF ALL HAVE A REFERRAL/CONSULT FROM THE GENERAL OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENT OF THIS HOSPITAL OR ANY OTHER REPUTABLE HOSPITAL.





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