Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine concern with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye.
BRIEF ON DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
Ophthalmology started as a unit under surgery Department in 2002 but became a Department in 2015. Ophthalmology Department is subdivided into units namely; Ophthalmic unit which comprises of Ophthalmologists and Medical officers who consults patients in eye clinic and perform surgical operations and the ophthalmic nurses who makes arrangements for running the eye clinic and ensure smooth patients flow in and out of the unit as well as in-patients (on ward admission); and the Optometry unit comprising of optometrists in refraction and low vision section, Optical dispensing section and Optical laboratory section. All these units work together under the coordination of Ophthalmologists to ensure quality eye care delivery to our teeming clients.
The Ophthalmology department FMC Birnin Kebbi provides comprehensive eye care for both adults and children. The services are provided by a team comprised of Consultant Ophthalmologist, resident doctor/ Medical officer, Optometrist, Ophthalmic nurses, Optician, Health information management and other supporting staff.
To provide total Eye–care solutions of highest standards to all sections of community through a team competent, committed and compassionate professionals in a patient-friendly environment. We are also committed to eradicate needless blindness by providing high quality eye care to our populace.