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  5 May 2017

Prof. Ahuama Candido Okezie

 

 

 

 

 

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Surname:                                 Ahuama

Other Names:                          Candido Okezie

Sex:                                         Male

Date of Birth:                          7th February, 1962

Home Address:                        8 Ahuama St. Off 51B Cemetery Road, Aba

Place of Birth:                         Eziukwu-Aba

Nationality:                             Nigeria

Home Town:                           Aba

Local Government Area:                   Aba South Local Government Area

State of Origin:                        Abia

Ethnic Group:                         Igbo

Marital Status:                        Married

Next of Kin:                                      Mrs. Chinenye Uchenna Ahuama

Contact Address:                     Department of Optometry

Abia State University, Uturu

E-mail:                                     drahuama@yahoo.com

Phone:                                     08037642416, 08055927969

 

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

Primary:              St. John’s Nursery School, Aba                           1966-1968

Empire Victory School, Aba                                1970-1972

Old Court Primary School, Aba                                    1973

St. Eugene’s Primary School, Eziukwu Aba                  1973-1974

 

Secondary:           Eziama High School, Aba                                    1974-1979

 

Tertiary Education:      Abia State University, Uturu                      1985-1991

 

Academic Qualification:       

Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) Degree                                                 1991

Master of Science (M.Sc) Medical Microbiology                               2005

Fellow Nigerian College of Optometrists (Fnco)                               2006

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Medical Microbiology                        2015

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Laboratory Technical Assistant, Lever Brothers Plc, Aba                          1980-1985

Guinness Eye Hospital, ABUTH, Kaduna, NYSC                                     1991-1992

Chris Eye Clinic & Optical Services, Zaria                                       1992

Ideal Eye clinic, Surulere Lagos                                                                  1993-1994

Lecturer/senior Clinic Supervisor, Department of Optometry

Abia State University, Uturu                                                            1995-1998

Lecturer/Director of Optometry Clinics                                            1999-2005

Senior lecturer/Senior Clinic Supervisor                                           2005-2009

Honourable Commissioner for Health,

Abia State Government of Nigeria                                                    2009-2010

Senior Lecturer/Senior Clinic Supervisor                                          2010-2011

Associate Professor/Senior Clinic Supervisor                                   2011-2014

Professor                                                                                           2014

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Nigerian optometric Association (NOA)

Association of Nigerian Optometric Educators (ANOE)

African Association of Optometric Educators (AAOE)

International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE)

Microbiology Society of Nigeria

Nigeria Institute of Biomedical Engineering (NIBE)

American Academy of Optometry (AAO)

 

CONFERENCE

 

  1. International Conference of the African Council of Optometry (AFCO), Lagos (2006)
  2. Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) Scientific Conference, Owerri (2010)
  3. Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) Scientific Conference, Lagos (2012)
  4. Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) Scientific Conference, Umuahia (2013)
  5. Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) Scientific Conference, Asaba (2014)
  6. 8th Annual Conference and Lectures of Nigerian College of Optometrists Owerri (2015)

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  1. Ahuama; O.C. (2005) Socio-economic implication of Trachoma. Scientific Conference of Nigerian Optometric Association held at Enugu, Nigeria.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. (2007) Low Vision Management in Nigeria. Scientific Conference of Nigerian Optometric Association held at Uyo, Nigeria.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. (2009) Cell molecular event of the aging eye. Scientific Conference of Nigerian Optometric Association held at Abeokuta, Nigeria.

 

  1. Okorie M.E., Ezenwah E.C, Ahuama O.C. (2013) Biochemical Mechanism of systemic drug-induce refractive changes. Scientific Conference of Nigerian Optometric Association held at Umuahia, Nigeria

 

MONOGRAPHS

  1. Optics – Opthalmic and Dispensing (2011)
  2. Low Vision – Diagnosis and Rehabilitation (2014)
  3. Optometric Clinical Procedures (2014)

 

BOOKS

  1. Diseases of Civilization – The Present Public Health Burden in Developing Countries (2010). EBW publications, Umuahia.
  2. VIVA in Optometry (2015)

EDU EDY Integrated Services Limited, Owerri.

 

WORKSHOPS

  1. Work Habits and Work Ethics – Counseling Centre, Abia State University, Uturu (2007)
  2. Low Vision Management (2008) Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
  3. Executive Healthcare Strategic Management Programme (2010) Abuja, Nigeria.

 

HONOURS/AWARDS

Grand Defender of Justice (GDJ) (2001)

Knight of St. Christopher (KSC) (2002)

Vocational Services Award by Rotary Club of Umuahia (2010)

Diocese of Aba

Church of Nigeria

Anglican Communion

 

HOBBIES: Intellectual Discourse, Science, Literature, Classical Music.

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Ikonne E.U. (1997) Comparative Study of methods of determing reading Add the various stages of presbyopia. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association Vol. 8, No 2, pg 22 – 28.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. (1999) Uveatic glaucoma: clinical report. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences Vol. 1, No. 1, pg 29-32.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. (2000) Critical overview of Trado-Medical Eye Care. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences Vol. 2 No. 1, pg 28-33.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. (2001) Blindness Secondary to Facial Fracture. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences Vol. 3 No. 1, pg 43-45

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C., (2000) Ocular anomalies and driving eligibility. Journal of Board of Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Nigeria. Vol. 2 No. 1. pg 1-6.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Elendu U.B. (2002) Nutritional retinopathy amongst prison inmates. Journal of Health ad Visual Sciences Vol. 4, No.1, pg 5-10.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Atowa U.C. (2004) Distribution of refractive errors amongst school children in Abia State Nigeria. Journal of Nigerian Optometric Association Vol.11, pg 30-33.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Emereole G.C. (2005) The Influence of Climatic and Socioeconomic factors in the occurrence of allergic conjunctivitis amongst primary school pupils in Owerri Urban Nigeria. Journal of Nigerian Optometric Association. Vol. 12, pg 23-27.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. (2005) The Prevalence of keratomalacia amongst school children in Isuikwuato Abia State Nigeria. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 1, pg 21-24.

 

10      Ahuama; O.C. (2005) Comparative study of the prevalence Myopia amongst school adolescents in Abia State Nigeria. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences Vol. 7, pg 13-20

 

11      Ahuama; O.C. (2006) Oculovisual problems in Alayi Community of Abia State Nigeria. Journal of Nigerian Optometric Association Vol. 13, pg 56-62.

 

12      Ahuama; O.C. Duru A.A. (2006) Ocular Hazards in Aluminum industry. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 2, pg 87-89

 

13      Odor C. Ogbulie J.N., Ahuama: O.C. (2007) Qualitative Analysis of pollutant of Nwaorie River in Owerri Metropolis of Imo State Nigeria. Journal of health and Visual Science Vol. 9 No 1. pg 15-18.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Okoye 1. (2008) Prevalence of low vision secondary to eye injuries in South Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Health and Visual Science. Vol. 10, No. 3.pg 25-29.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. (2008) Age related macular Degeneration: A case report. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences. Vol. No 3,pg 3 7-40.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. (2008) A Survey of Oculovisual Problems in rural communities of Abia and Imo States of Nigeria. The Optometric Educator Vol. 3. Ko.1, Pg 18-20.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Ugbogu O.C., Atusiuba S and Okorie I.E. (2010) Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) amongst students and susceptibility of MRSA to Garcina Kola Extracts. Nigeria Journal of Microbiology. Vol. 24, No. 1, pg 2043-2047.

 

  1. Afonne J.C., Ahuama; O.C. Chukwudebe (2011) The Effect of Lignocaine on lateral phoria of young adults. Journal of Health and visual Sciences Vol. 13 No. 1, Pg 5-7.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Awazie T, Ezenwah; E.C (2012) Major Causes of low vision and Blindness in Abia State, Nigeria. Blindness and low vision Journal Vol. I Pg. 40-43.

 

  1. Uzodike; EB, Amaechi; O.U Timothy; CO, Ahuama O.C (2012) Prevalence of Albinism in Primary School Pupils in Abia State. Blindness and Low Vision Journal Vol. I pg. 37.39.

 

  1. Asonye C.C. Ahuama O.C. Livinus M, Akpalaba RU, Agu GC, Engwa G.A (2012) Effects of Sodium Laurl Sulfate (SLS) on the External Adnexia of the Rabbit eye.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Emele F.C (2012), Ocular hazards in ophthalmic dispensing industry in South East Nigeria. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences Vol. 14(1)11-15.

 

  1. Ugbogu O.C, Akinsade A.K, Nwokocha K.O, Ahuama O.C. (2012) Plasmid profile of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates from university students Nig. J. of Microbiol Vol 25, pg 2363-2368

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. (2013) Gonorrheal Conjunctivitis: A Case report. Journal of   the   Nigerian   Optometric Association Vol. 18 No. I pg. 21-23.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Nwabughogu, I.U Nwala, O.R (2013). The causes of Blindness Amongst inmates of rehabilitation centres for the Blind in Southeastern Nigeria.   Journal   of   the   Nigerian   optometric. Association Vol. 18 No. I Pg. 29-32.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Nwala, O.R (2013) Major causes of preventable blindness among the aged in Enugu East LGA, Enugu State, Nigeria. Blindness and low vision journal Vol. 2 pg. 49-52.

 

  1. Okorie M.E., Esenwah E.C, Ahuama O.C. Nweke I.N. Okoro N.C llodigwe E.E (2013) Biochemical Mechanism of systemic Drug-induced refractive changes. Int’l Journal of Environmental Health & Human development Vol. 14(2) Pg

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Ezinne N. (2013) A comparative analysis on the antimicrobial effect of Gentamicin and Moringa Oleifera on Staphylocouus Aureus. Int’l J. of AEST. Vol. 13 No. 1, p. 452

 

  1. Onu N.U, Ahuama O.C. Timothy C.O., Amaechi O.U. and Nwala O.R. (2014) A survey of refractive status of Abia  State University students, Abia State Nigeria. Journal of Nigerian Optometric Association Vol. 19 No. 1 pg 49-52.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Nwala O.R., Opara O.S (2014) major causes of blindness in Imo State, Nigeria. Blindness and low Vision Journal Vol. 3 pg 43-45.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C., Nwala O.R., Ejike U.E. (2014) A hospital-based study of glaucoma cases in Abia State. Blindness and low Vision Journal Vol. 3 pg 69-72.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C., Okonkwo   C.E.    (2014)   Prevalence   of   kerato conjunctivitis sicca among adults in Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences Vol. 16 pg 57-60.

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. (2014) Solar Cataract: A Clinical Report. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences Vol. 16 pg 40-42.

 

  1. Nwala O.R, Oparaocha E.T, Ahuama O.C. Azuamah Y.C (2014)The Revolutional use of electronic gadgets in Nigeria: the public Health implications. International journal of Research Vol. 1, No 11, pg 136-156

 

  1. Nwala O.R, Ahuama O.C., Ikoro N.C, Azuamah Y.C (2014) Effect of loratadine on the lateral phoria of Young Hyperopes. International Journal of Research Vol. 1 No 10, Pg 591-598

 

  1. Ahuama; O.C. Nwala O.R, Azuamah Y.C Ohiri M.O, Igwebuike A.C. (2014); Impact of Olular stress on Axial length of the eye among Young Adults. International Journal of research Vol. 1, No 11 Pg. 1256-1262

 

  1. Nwala O.R, Ahuama O.C. Ikoro N.C. Azuamah Y.C, Ohiri M.O; Anene C. (2014) Ocular injuries among welders in Rural Community in Nigeria. International Journal of Research Vol. 1, No 11, Pg 1246-1255

 

  1. Okorie M.E, Nwake I.N, Ahuama O.C, Azuamah Y.C Unekwe P.C (2015); Refractive power and blood glucose changes: studies in Alloxan-induced and insulin treated diabetic rabbits. International Journal of research Vol 2. No Pg. 728-736

 

  1. Esemwah E.C., Ojogbena G.E, Azuamah Y.C. Ezinne N, Ikoro N.C. Daniel-Nwosu E.M, Ahuama O.C, Kio F. (2015) Common pathogenic organisms found in external eye infections among residents of Abuja, Nigeria. International Journal of Research Vol. 2 No 30, Pg 697-703

 

  1. Ahuama O.C., Akubuokwu E.H, Nwala O.R, Ohiri M.D. (2015) Effect of black tea on some visual functions of young adults. International Journal of Research Vol. 2, No. 4, Pg. 1032-1037

 

  1. Nwala O.R, Oparaocha E.T, Ahuama O.C., Azuamah Y.C., Ohiri M.O (2015) Correlation of Pterygium among Timber workers in Owerri with some Socio-demographic factors and use of protective eye wear. International Journal of Research Volume 2, No. 4 Pg. 1078-1090

 

  1. Nwala OR, Ahuama O.C., Ohiri M.O. Azuamah Y.C., Onu N.U. (2015) Distribution of Presbypia among civil servants in Aba South L.G.A., Abia State. the Optometric educator Vol. 5 No.1 pg. 8-13.

 

  1. Nwala OR, Ahuama O.C., Ohiri M.O. and Azuamah Y.C. (2015) effect of Glucose on the amplitude of accommodation of normoglycemic emmetropes. The optometric educator Vol. 5 No. 1 Pg. 50-54
  2. Ahuama, O.C., Onyeagba R.A, Nwaugo, V.C (2015) Impact of Human Activities on Physicochemical and Microbial characteristics of Nkissa River in egbema Rivers State. IRJSET Journal of Medicine and Applied Basic Sciences 2(2): 87-97.