Academic Staff

  4 May 2017

Prof. (Mrs.) Okechi Ulumma Amaechi

 

 

 

 

OKECHI

Name:                                                                         Prof. (Mrs.) Okechi Ulumma AMAECHI

Phone:                                                                        +234 803 585 5511

Email:                                                             okechi.amaechi@abiastateuniversity.edu.ng

                                                                                    ulummaokechi@gmail.com

Address:                                                                     Department of Optometry, Faculty of Health

Sciences, Abia State University, P.M.B. 2000,

Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.

Rank:                                                                          Professor.

Area of Specialization:                                              Cornea and Contact Lenses

Academic Qualifications:

  • D (Environmental Health Biology), 2015, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
  • Fellow of the Nigerian College of Optometrists (FNCO), 2006, Nigerian Postgraduate College of Optometrists.
  • Sc. (Environmental Health Biology), 2002, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
  • Doctor of Optometry (O.D), 1987, Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.

AWARDS:

  • Fellow of the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA), 2006.

Current Research Interests:

Effect of Contact Lenses on Tear Film Stability

 

Awards:

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ndukauba, O.U. (1990). The most predominant clinical ametropia among Nigerians. Journal  of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 5(1), 25-26.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. (1997). Treatment of vernal conjunctivitis – A review. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 8(1), 10-12.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. (1997).Complications of diabetes mellitus on the ocular system. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 8(2), 29-31.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U., Mezu, O.J. & Mezu, K.R. (1998). Pseudo-retinitis pigmentosa following trauma. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 9, 13-15.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. (1999). Comparative study of the intraocular pressure (IOP) of non-hypertensive hyperopic and myopic Nigerians. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 6(1), 4-6.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

                         

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Iheanetu, N.G. (2001). Couching practice as a method of cataract remedy in Eastern Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 8, 38-41.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

                                

  1. Amaechi, O.U. (2003). Comparative study of the intraocular pressure elevation potentials of

dexamethasone phosphate and fluorometholone acetate on normotensive Nigerians. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 10(1), 50-55.

            https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

                                   

  1. Amaechi, O.U. (2004). Evaluation of intraocular pressure response amongst healthy Nigerians on topical ocular corticosteroid. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 6(2), 65-69.

http://ajol.info.index./php/jhvs/issue/archivewww.ajol.info

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. (2004). A comparative study of the frequency of occupational injuries in large and small scale cosmetic industries in Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 6(2), 79-83.

http://ajol.info.index./php/jhvs/issue/archivewww.ajol.info

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Obiora, I. (2004). A comparative study of the gradient accommodative

convergence/accommodation ratios obtained through +1.00DS and -1.00DS in primary school children. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 11(1), pp. 11-14.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Ekeator, U.L. (2004). Effect of Aloe barbadensi miller (Aloe vera) gel on the

intraocular pressure of rabbits. Journal of the African Council of Optometry, 1(1), 4-10.

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Savia, J. (2005). The effect of caffeine on tear formation. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 12, 20-22.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

 

  1. Uzodike, E.B., Amaechi, O.U. & Ndukwe, T.O. (2006). Evaluation of oculovisual effects of acute intake of Gongronema latifolium. 6th International Symposium on Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ISOPT). Medimond, pp. 135-138.

(www.edlearning.it/proceedings/moreinfo/20060330.htm)

 

  1. Ikonne, E.U., Amaechi, O.U. & Uzodike, E.B. (2006).The impact of optometric services in Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 8(2), 45-49.

http://ajol.info.index./php/jhvs/issue/archivewww.ajol.info

(www.ajol.info/index/php/jhvs/article/view/42497)

 

  1. Ikonne, E.U., Amaechi, O.U. & Uzodike, E.B. (2006). Presbyopic content of a community-based eye care programme in Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 13, 6-11.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

(www.ajol.info/index/php/jnoa/article/view/64464)

              

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Inyanga, P.C. (2006). A comparative study of the conjunctival bacterial normal flora in paediatric and geriatric subjects. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 13, 38-43.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

               

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Oguike, N.P. (2006). Evaluation of the quality of herbal ophthalmic preparations used in Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of the African Council of Optometry (AFSCOPE),2,(1), 7-11.

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Isiakpu, S.N. (2007). Pathogenic bacteria implicated in common eye infections. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 9(1), 20-25.

http://ajol.info.index./php/jhvs/issue/archivewww.ajol.info

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Ike, O.O. (2008). An appraisal of contact lens wearers in some major towns in the southern part of Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 14, 3-6.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Nwoga, C.A. (2008). The contralateral effects of tropicamide on pupil size and amplitude of accommodation. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 10(3), 22-24.

http://ajol.info.index./php/jhvs/issue/archivewww.ajol.info

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Nwokeocha, E. (2009). The level of contact lens practice in Port Harcourt, Rivers State of Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 15, 16-19.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Ohadugha C.A. (2009). A comparative study of the effect of hydrogen peroxide and polyhexamethylene biguanide contact lens solutions on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in vitro. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 11(1), 6-11.

http://ajol.info.index./php/jhvs/issue/archivewww.ajol.info

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. & Osunwoke, C.M. (2010). Comparative study of the effects of blue and green filters on binocular amplitude of accommodation. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 16, 3-5.

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jnoa/issue/archive

 

  1. Afonne, J.C. & Amaechi, O.U. (2012). Prevalence of blinding cataract in some rural communities in Abia State Nigeria. Blindness and Low Vision Journal, 1, 32-34.

 

  1. Uzodike, E.B., Amaechi, O.U., Timothy, C. & Ahuama, O.C. (2012). Prevalence of albinism in primary school pupils in Abia State, Nigeria. Blindness and Low Vision Journal, 1, 37-39.

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. (2013). Glaucoma- A Blinding Eye Disease. Blindness and Low Vision Journal (EDITORIAL). 2, 2-5.

 

  1. Uzodike, E.B., Iheukwumere, C.C., Amaechi, O.U. & Ikonne, U.E. (2013). The relationship between visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in patients with glaucoma. Blindness and Low Vision Journal, 2, 41-44.

 

  1. Onu, N.U., Ahuama, O.C., Timothy, C.O., Amaechi, O.U. & Nwala, O.R. (2014). A survey of

refractive status of Abia State University students, Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 19(1),49-52.

 

  1. Uchegbulam, N., UzoDike, E.B., Ikonne, U.E. & Amaechi, O.U. (2014). Distribution of ametropia

among oculocutaneous albinos. Blindness and Low Vision Journal, 3, 56-58.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O., Nwankwo, A.A., Onu, N.U., Dikeocha, O.C. & Amaechi, O.U. (2014). Distribution

of refractive status of secondary school students according to ABO blood groups. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 19(1), 53-56.

 

  1. Emenike, P.H., UzoDike, E.B., Amaechi, O.U. & Ikonne, E.U. (2014). Comparative study of contrast sensitivity between albinos and non-albinos. Blindness and Low Vision Journal, 3, 65-68.

 

  1. Onu, N.U., Timothy, C.O., Amaechi, O.U. & Ogbonna, O.J. (2014). Prevalence of eyelid disorders

among geriatrics in a rural community in Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 19(1), 61-63.

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. (2015). Clinical questions and answers in optometry, Owerri, Nigeria: Edu-Edy

Publications.

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. (Ed.). (2015). Viva in optometry. Owerri, Nigeria: Edu-Edy Publications.

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. (Ed.), Uzodike, E.B. & Nwala, O.R. (2015). Ocular Pharmacology. In, Viva in Optometry (pp. 101-126). Owerri, Nigeria: Edu-Edy Publications.

 

  1. Amaechi, O.U. (Ed.) & Nwala, O.R. (2015). Contact Lens Practice. In, Viva in optometry (pp. 193

-209). Owerri, Nigeria: Edu-Edy Publications.