Professor  Abdulraheem Olarongbe Mahmoud

 Prof Mahmoud
Professor Abdulraheem Olarongbe Mahmoud
MB,BS (ABU); FWACS; FMCOph; FICS; Cert Vitreo-retinal Surgery; Cert Health Mx
Professor of Ophthalmology & Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
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Brief Personal Profile:
I had my early Quranic and Western education in my home town-Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, before proceeding to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, to  read Medicine and was awarded MB;BS degree in 1981.
My residency training in Ophthalmology from 1986 to 1993 was largely obtained at the Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital, Kaduna. The training was rounded-up at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, England during a one year (1992/1993) clinical attachment which was funded by a scholarship for my out-standing performance by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. My sub-specialty training in Vitreo-retinal and laser surgery was obtained at the El-Maghraby Eye Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during a one year (1995/1996) clinical fellowship awarded by the prestigious El-Maghraby Foundation of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
My professional, research and academic careers all began at the National Eye Centre Kaduna in 1993 and continued at the University of Ilorin where I transferred my service in 2000. Apart from my basic functions as a researcher, academic, and an ophthalmic surgeon, I have been privileged to serve in various positions of responsibility such as:
1.    National Coordinator for the Nigerian Programme for Prevention of Blindness (1994-2000)
2.    Head of Department of Ophthalmology at Kaduna and Ilorin.
3.    Examiner in parts 1 and 2 of both the West African College of Surgeons and The Nigerian National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.
4.    Journal Reviewer for 11 reputable international and national journals.
5.    Member of various committees in the University of Ilorin including the Senate.
6.    Member, National Steering Committee on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria, from 2007 till date.
7.    Member of the Faculty of Ophthalmology Board, National Post-graduate Medical College of Nigeria, Lagos (Aug 2002 to 2006).
8.    Member, accreditation visiting team of the National Postgraduate College of Nigeria to the Departments of ophthalmology of the University of Jos (August 2005); and University   of Ife Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife (September, 2009).
9. Acting Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, during Oct 2011

Membership of Learned & Professional Societies:

Member, Nigeria Medical Association
Member, Nigeria Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria
Member, Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria.
Member, International College of Surgeons.
 


 


Publications: Artcles in Journals
  1. Abiose A, Jones BR, Cousens SN, Murdoch I, Cassels-Brown A, Babalola OE, Alexander NDE, Nuhu I, Evans J, Ibrahim UF, Mahmoud AO. Reduction in incidence of optic nerve disease with annual ivermectin to control onchocerciasis. THE LANCET; 1993; 341: 130-134. 
  2. Ozemela CP, Mahmoud AO, Onukwubiri ER, Abiose A. The Nigerian national programme for the prevention of blindness. The IAPB 1996; 20: 1-2. 
  3. Mahmoud AO, Kyari F, Ologunsua Y. Initial experience with the utility of the infrared diode laser in Kaduna, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology 2002; 1: 37-44. 
  4. Mahmoud AO, Olatunji FO, Buari SB, Sanni H. Survey of ocular morbidities and blindness in Kwara State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences 2005; 15: 26-31. 
  5. Mahmoud AO. Perspectives of Nigerians on prevention of blindness: implications for designing effective eye health education messages. Centrepoint (Science Edition) 2005; 13: 71-77. 
  6. Mahmoud AO, Olatunji FO, Ayanniyi K. Ophthalmologists’ perceptions of the rehabilitation services for the irreversibly blind in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology 2005; 13: 58–61. 
  7. Mahmoud AO. Traditional operative couching of the lens is not a safe alternative procedure for cataract surgery in Northern Nigeria. Sahel Medical Journal 2005; 8: 30-32. 
  8. Mahmoud AO, Adeboye A. Traumatic hyphaema in Ilorin, Nigeria: implications for designing preventive health education messages. The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences 2006; 13: 35-38. 
  9. Olatunji FO, Mahmoud AO, Ayanniyi AA. What Nigerian ophthalmologists do for their irreversibly blind patients. The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences; 13: 36-39. 
  10. Mahmoud AO. Using the Total Quality Management (TQM) tool in solving the problem of delays during emergency eye care consultation process in Kaduna, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology 2006; 14: 1-4. 
  11. Mahmoud AO. Failure of pan-retinal laser photocoagulation to regress neovascularisation in proliferative diabetic retinopathy – 3 case reports. Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology 2006; 13: 54–57. 
  12. Mahmoud AO, Buari MB, Adekoya BS. Pattern of orbito-ocular growths in Ilorin, Nigeria. The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences 2007; 14: 23-27. 
  13. Mahmoud AO, Buari SB, Sanusi IO. Islamic-oriented literacy in Arabic as an aid for determining the reading glass needs of non-western educated Muslim presbyopes in Nigeria. Sahel Medical Journal 2007; 9: 129-133. 
  14. Omolase CO, Mahmoud AO. The Welders protective Goggles: An evaluation of its Appreciation. Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences 2007; 17: 54-58. 
  15. Mahmoud AO, Ayanniyi AA, Salman MF. Perceptions of elementary school teachers of their pupils’ eye health in Ilorin, Nigeria. Sahel Medical Journal  2007; 10: 79-83. 
  16. Mahmoud AO, Ayanniyi AA, Akanbi BT, Monsudi KF, Balarabe HA, Ribadu DY, Idris AA, Mohammed AA. Modifications in Ophthalmological care desired by fasting Nigerian Muslim patients during the annual month-long Ramadan. Sahel Medical Journal 2007; 10: 124-127. 
  17. Mahmoud AO. A rare presentation of malignant fibrous histiocytoma in the orbit of a three-year-old Nigerian child. The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences 2008; 15: 10-12. 
  18. Mahmoud AO. An audit of ophthalmic laser procedures performed during an international outreach eye camp in Ilorin, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences 2008; 18: 14-20. 
  19. Omolase CO, Mahmoud AO, Fadamiro CO, Ayanniyi AA,  Omolade EO, Omolase BO. Eye safety practices in a rural Nigerian population in viewing solar eclipses. Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences 2008; 18: 49-53. 
  20. Ayanniyi AA, Olatunji FO, Mahmoud AO, Ayanniyi RO. Clinical Findings among Nigerian Peadiatric Glaucoma Suspects during a School Eye Health Survey. The Open Ophthalmology Access Journal 2008; 2:137-140. 
  21. Mahmoud AO, Omolase CO, Ekundayo K. Evaluation of the oculo-kinetic perimetry glaucoma screening test in a sub-Saharan African setting. West African Journal of Medicine 2008; 27: 134-138. 
  22. Omolase CO, Mahmoud AO. Perceptions of Nigerian Ophthalmologists about traditional eye care practice in Nigeria. African journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2008; 37: 255-259.
  23. Omolase CO, Afolabi AO, Mahmoud AO, Omolase BO. Ocular self medication in Owo, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Postgraduate Medicine 2008; 1: 8-14.  
  24. Omolase CO, Mahmoud AO. Factors associated with non- compliance with spectacle wear in an Adult Nigerian population.  African Journal of Biomedical Research 2009; 12: 43-46. 
  25. Ayanniyi AO, Mahmoud AO, Olatunji FO, Ayanniyi RO. Pattern of ocular trauma among primary school pupils in Ilorin, Nigeria. African journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2009; 38: 193-196. 
  26. Omolase CO, Mahmoud AO, Fadamiro CO., Omolase BO, Omolade EO. Millennium Development Goals: An evaluation of their awareness and feasibility of attainment by Nigerian health workers. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2009; 12: 134-137. 
  27. Azonobi CI, Olatunji FO, Mahmoud AO, Adido J, Uyanne IA, Ayo-Bello D. Risk factors for manifest strabismus in Ilorin.  African journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2009; 38: 255-260
  28. Ayanniyi AA, Olatunji FA, Mahmoud AO, Ayanniyi RO. Knowledge and Attitude of Guardians towards Eye Health of Primary School Pupils in Ilorin, Nigeria.  Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal 2009; 17: 1-5. 
  29. Ayanniyi AO, Mahmoud AO, Olatunji FA, Ayanniyi RO. Causes and prevalence of ocular morbidity among primary school children in Ilorin. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2009; 13(3): 248-253. 
  30. Mahmoud AO, Kuranga SA, Ayanniyi AA, Babata AL, Adido J, Uyanne AA.  Appropriateness of ophthalmic cases presenting to a Nigerian tertiary health facility: implications for service delivery in a developing country.  Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2009; 13(3): 280-283. 
  31. Mahmoud AO, Ayanniyi AA, Oyedepo OO. Paediaric ophthalmic indications for examination under anaesthesia in Ilorin, Nigeria. Annals of African Medicine 2010; 9(3): 181-3. 
  32. Ayanniyi AA, Jamda AM, Badmos KB, Adelaiye RS, Mahmoud AO, Kyari F, Nwana EJ. Awareness and knowledge of ocular cancers in a resource-limited economy. North Am J Med Sci 2010; 2: 524-529. 
  33. Mahmoud AO, Nkanga D, Onakoya AO. Views of West African surgeons on how well their educational and professional backgrounds may have prepared them for health leadership roles. North Am J Med Sci 2010; 2: 580-585. 
  34. Osayande OO, Mahmoud AO, Bolaji O. Comparison of topical lidocaine [2% gel] and injectable lidocaine [2%solution] for incision and curettage of chalazion in Ilorin, Nigeria. Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal 2010; 17(4): 270-276. 
  35. Ribadu DY, Mahmoud AO. Assessment of interrelationship between poverty and blindness in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal 2010; 17(4): 308-312. 
  36. Kolawole OU, Ashaye CO, Adeoti CO, Mahmoud AO. Survey of blindness and low vision in Egbedore, South-western Nigeria. West African Journal of Medicine 2010; 29(5): 327-331. 
  37. Babalola OE, Umeh R, Mahmoud AO. Computerized Motion Sensitivity Screening Tests (MSST) in multi-country rural onchocercal community survey in Africa. Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology 2010; 17(4): 320-324. 
  38. Umeh RE, Babalola OE, Mahmoud AO, Okoye OI, Asana U, Umeh CN, Braide E, Biritwum R, Seketeli A. Utility and effectiveness of Computerized Motion Sensitivity Screening Tests (MSST) in rural onchocercal community diagnosis. West African Journal of Medicine 2010; 29(6): 412-416.
  39. Mahmoud AO, Nkanga D, Onakoya AO. Familiarity with modern health management trends by West African surgeons. East African Medical Journal 2010; 87(9): 368-374.
  40. Mahmoud AO, Ayanniyi AA, Lawal A, Omolase CO, Ologunsua Y, Samaila E. Perceptions of Nigerian medical specialists on research. Journal of Public Health in Africa 2011; 2:e1: 1-4. 
  41. Umeh RE, Mahmoud AO, Hagan M, Wilson M, Okoye OI, Asana U, Biritwum R, Ogbu-Pearce P, Elhassan E, Yaméogo L, Braide EI., Seketeli A. Prevalence and distribution of ocular onchocerciasis in three ecological zones in Nigeria. African journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2011; 39: 267-275
  42. Mahmoud AO, Ayanniyi AA, Lawal A, Omolase CO, Ologunsua Y, Samaila E. Ophthalmic research priorities and practices in Nigeria: an assessment of the views of Nigerian ophthalmologists. Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology 2011; 18(2): 164-169. 
  43. Mahmoud AO, Ayanniyi AA, Lawal A, Omolase CO, Ologunsua Y, Samaila E. Survey of medical specialists on their attitudes to and resources for health research in Nigeria. Annals of African Medicine 2011; 10(2) 144-148. 
  44. Mahmoud AO, Ayanniyi AA, Salman MF. Observations of teachers in llorin, Nigeria on their practices of corporal punishment that are potentially injurious to their pupils’ eyes. Annals of African Medicine 2011; 10(2): 150-154.
  45. Mahmoud AO, Ayanniyi AA, Lawal A, Omolase CO, Ologunsua Y, Samaila E. Survey of the Attitudes of Nigerian Ophthalmologists of Ophthalmic Research and Resources for Ophthalmic Research. Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology 2012; 83(1): 93-97
  46. Mahmoud AO, Kolawole OO, Ibrahim T, Olokobal Coats disease that had satisfactory structural outcome in an 18 year old Nigerian man. Ann Fr Med. Accepted 22 JANUARY 2012.