Academic Staff

  5 May 2017

Dr. Christopher Okechukwu Timothy

 

TIMOTHY

Name: Dr. Christopher Okechukwu TIMOTHY

Phone: +234 703 840 8514

Email: chris.timothy@abiastateuniversity.edu.ng

drchristim@yahoo.com

 

Address: Department of Optometry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Abia State University, P.M.B. 2000, Uturu, Nigeria.

 

Rank: Senior Lecturer

 

Academic Qualifications:

O.D. (Doctor of Optometry), 1990 Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.

 M.Sc. (Ocular Physiology), 2005, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.

Ph.D. (Ocular Physiology), 2012, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.

FNCO. (Fellow of the Nigerian College of Optometrists-Ocular Health, with dissertation), 2015.

 

Areas of Specialization: Ocular Health/Physiology

 

Current Research Interests:             1.         Assessment of glaucoma indicators in myopic population in South East, Nigeria.

  1. An investigation into the effects of increased blood glucose levels on some visual functions.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Timothy, C.O. & O.D. Sunday (1998). Non-exudative age related macular degeneration: A case report of partial visual recovery after oral zinc treatment. South African Optometry Journal, 57(3), 11 – 79.

 

  1. S. Onwukwe & C. Timothy (1999). Pseudo-convergence insufficiency: A case report. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 1, 49 – 53.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O. & Chima, O.U. (2005). Effect of sulphadoxine and pyrimethamine on phoria and near point of convergence. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 12, 5 – 8.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O. & Odimegwu, M.I. (2006). The effect of Telfairia occidentalis (fluted pumpkin) extract on the photostress recovery time (PSRT) of young Nigerian adults. Journal of Nigerian Optometric Association, 13, 44 – 49.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O. & Nneli, R.O. (2007). The effect of cigarette smoking on intraocular pressure and arterial blood pressure of normotensive young Nigerian male adults. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Science, 22(1 – 2), 31 – 33.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O. & Ike, I. (2007). Comparative study of prevalence of keratoconjuctivitis sicca among pre and post – menopausal women in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 9(2), 31 – 35.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O., Ohiri O.M. & Nneli, R.O. (2007). Effect Of 0.5% glucose intake on habitual lateral phoria of normoglycemic emmetropic Nigerians. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 9(2) 36 – 39.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O. & Okere, C.O. (2008). Effect of Dennettia tripetela (mmimi) seed intake on the IOP of normotensive emmetropic Nigerian Igbos. Journal of Nigerian Optometric Association, 14, 14 – 17.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O. & Obi, U.E. (2009). The effect of caffeine (coffee) on the blink rate of young Igbo adults during conversation. The Optometric Educator, 4(1), 45 – 48.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O. & Agu, A.J. (2009). Effect of Talfaira occidentalis (fluted pumpkin) extract on the intraocular pressure, of normotensive emmetropic Igbo adults. Journal Health and Visual Sciences, 11(1), 1-5.

 

  1. Timothy C.O. (2009). Effect of 0.5% glucose intake on the tear production of normoglycemic emmetropic Nigerians. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 15, 12 – 15.

 

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

 

  1. Nwaji, E.C.S. Emmanuel, J.C. & Timothy, C.O. (2012). Hypertensive retinopathy leading to low vision and blindness in Abia North Senatorial Zone of Nigeria. Blindness and Low Vision Journal, 1, 26 – 28.

 

  1. Nwankwo A.A. & Timothy C.O. (2012). Adenosine deaminase activities in hypolipidaemic patients. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences 14(1), 23 – 29.

 

  1. Nwankwo, A.A., Timothy, C.O. & Udeogu, O.N. (2013). Effects of aging, type I and type II diabetes on tear production in Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 15(1), 30 – 37.

 

  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, Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association. 19(1), 49 – 59.

 

  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. Timothy C.O., Nwankwo, A.A., Onu, N.U. & Onyezewe, C.D. (2014). Effect of Moringa oleifera seed on photostress recovery time (PSRT) of young Nigerian adults. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 19(1), 57 – 60.

 

  1. Onu, N.U., Timothy, C.O., Amaechi, O.U. & Ogbonna, O.J. (2014). Prevalence of eyelid disorder among geriatrics in a rural community in Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 19(1), 61 – 63.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O., Onu, N.U. & I. Okoye, I. (2014). A survey of blindness and low vision in some rural communities in Anambra State of Nigeria. Blindness and Low Vision Journal, 3, 73 – 75.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O., Ezeigbo, A.C., Ihesiulor, G.C., Ndukuba, S.O. & Ebere, O.A. (2016). Assessment of reasons for blindness in some communities of Ohafia Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria: A prospective study. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 18, 9-14.

 

  1. Timothy, C.O., Odimba, U.N., Ezeigbo, A.C., Ihesiulor, G. C., Ndukauba, S.O. & Ebere, O. A. (2016). Effect of ingestion Of Garcinia kola on the intraocular pressure of normotensive emmetropic undergraduates. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, 18, 1-8.

 

  1. Ubani, U.A., Timothy, C.O. & Ihesiulor, G.C. (2017). Assessment of Helicobacter pylori in glaucoma disease in Abia State of Nigeria. International Educational Applied Scientific Research Journal (IEASRJ), 2 (3), 7 -13.

 

  1. Timothy, C. (2015).Neurophysiology and ocular physiology. In O.U. Amaechi (Ed.), Viva in optometry (pp.1-13). Owerri, Nigeria: Edu-Edy Publications.

 

 

  1. Timothy, C. (2015).Ocular anatomy. In O.U. Amaechi (Ed.), Viva in optometry (pp.14-28). Owerri, Nigeria: Edu-Edy Publications.

 

  1. Uzodike, E.B., Ahuama, O.C. & Timothy, C. (2015). Diagnostic optometry. In O.U. Amaechi (Ed.), Viva in optometry (pp. 57-100). Owerri, Nigeria: Edu-Edy Publications.