O E Babalola

Summary

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The peculiar challenges of blindness prevention in Nigeria: a review article
    O E Babalola
    Bingham University, New Karu, Abuja
    Afr J Med Med Sci 40:309-19. 2011
  2. pmc Computerized motion sensitivity screening tests in a multicountry rural onchocercal community survey in Africa
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, P O Box 4108, Garki Abuja, Nigeria
    Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 17:320-4. 2010
  3. pmc Ocular onchocerciasis: current management and future prospects
    Olufemi Emmanuel Babalola
    Department of Ophthalmological Surgery, Bingham University Teaching Hospital, New Karu, Nassarawa State, Nigeria
    Clin Ophthalmol 5:1479-91. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Onchocerciasis as a risk factor for night blindness
    O E Babalola
    Bingham University, New Karu, Nigeria
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 19:204-10. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint African programme for Onchoceriasis control: ophthalmological findings in Bushenyi, Uganda
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
    West Afr J Med 30:104-9. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint The problem of trachoma within an onchocerciasis-endemic zone in Kaduna: need for a multilateral approach?
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, Abuja, Nigeria
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 12:311-9. 2005
  7. doi request reprint A comparison of the Goldmann applanation and non-contact (Keeler Pulsair EasyEye) tonometers and the effect of central corneal thickness in indigenous African eyes
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, 23 Onitsha Crescent, Garki II, Abuja FCT, Nigeria
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 29:182-8. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint APOC impact assessment studies: baseline ophthalmological findings in Morogoro, Tanzania
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Centre, PO Box 4108, Garki, Abuja
    Afr J Med Med Sci 37:327-32. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Free-floating melanin particles in the anterior chamber: a normal finding in African eyes?
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
    Eye (Lond) 17:410-4. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Corneal changes of uncertain etiology in mesoendemic onchocercal communities of Northern Nigeria
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, Abuja, Nigeria
    Cornea 20:183-6. 2001

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint The peculiar challenges of blindness prevention in Nigeria: a review article
    O E Babalola
    Bingham University, New Karu, Abuja
    Afr J Med Med Sci 40:309-19. 2011
    ..To describe the challenges peculiar to Nigeria in the implementation of vision 2020: the right to sight and to proffer solutions as to the way forward..
  2. pmc Computerized motion sensitivity screening tests in a multicountry rural onchocercal community survey in Africa
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, P O Box 4108, Garki Abuja, Nigeria
    Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 17:320-4. 2010
    ..To determine whether the Wu-Jones Motion Sensitivity Screening Test (MSST) accurately reflects the burden of optic nerve disease in several onchoendemic communities in Africa...
  3. pmc Ocular onchocerciasis: current management and future prospects
    Olufemi Emmanuel Babalola
    Department of Ophthalmological Surgery, Bingham University Teaching Hospital, New Karu, Nassarawa State, Nigeria
    Clin Ophthalmol 5:1479-91. 2011
    ..Candidate drugs include moxidectin, a macrofilaricide, doxycycline which targets the Wolbachia endosymbiont, and flubendazole, which shows promise with the newer oral cyclodextrin formulation...
  4. doi request reprint Onchocerciasis as a risk factor for night blindness
    O E Babalola
    Bingham University, New Karu, Nigeria
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 19:204-10. 2012
    ..9%, higher than the national average (1%), and a control non-onchocercal community (0.83%, Pā€‰<ā€‰0.0001). Risk factors for RNB were explored...
  5. ncbi request reprint African programme for Onchoceriasis control: ophthalmological findings in Bushenyi, Uganda
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
    West Afr J Med 30:104-9. 2011
    ..Onchoceriasis is a major health problem in Africa. The Community-Directed treatment with invermectin is a control strategy to address the problem, but baseline data are generally lacking in several countries...
  6. ncbi request reprint The problem of trachoma within an onchocerciasis-endemic zone in Kaduna: need for a multilateral approach?
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, Abuja, Nigeria
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 12:311-9. 2005
    ..Within the mesoendemic onchocerciasis belt of Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria, there were other causes of ocular morbidity as well. We investigated the contribution of trachoma...
  7. doi request reprint A comparison of the Goldmann applanation and non-contact (Keeler Pulsair EasyEye) tonometers and the effect of central corneal thickness in indigenous African eyes
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, 23 Onitsha Crescent, Garki II, Abuja FCT, Nigeria
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 29:182-8. 2009
    ..This was compared to the 'gold standard' Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT) to determine if the instrument was accurate in Africans, with particular reference to the influence of central corneal thickness (CCT)...
  8. ncbi request reprint APOC impact assessment studies: baseline ophthalmological findings in Morogoro, Tanzania
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Centre, PO Box 4108, Garki, Abuja
    Afr J Med Med Sci 37:327-32. 2008
    ..There is an urgent need to get CDTI underway and institute other horizontal primary eye care measures, especially cataract backlog reduction, in order to reduce the excessive burden of avoidable blindness in this community...
  9. ncbi request reprint Free-floating melanin particles in the anterior chamber: a normal finding in African eyes?
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
    Eye (Lond) 17:410-4. 2003
    ..This spindle gradually disappears (tumbles back) after about 2 min of return to the erect posture. This paper describes this finding, which does not appear to fit into accepted notions of pigment dispersion...
  10. ncbi request reprint Corneal changes of uncertain etiology in mesoendemic onchocercal communities of Northern Nigeria
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, Abuja, Nigeria
    Cornea 20:183-6. 2001
    ..These changes take the form of flaky crystals or lattice within the anterior stroma and are common in middle-aged individuals. This may be related to onchocercal infection...
  11. ncbi request reprint The motion sensitivity screening test in clinical practice in abuja, Nigeria: affordable automated perimetry for the third world?
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, Plot 897, Gimbiva Street, Garki 11, P O Box 4108, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
    Afr J Med Med Sci 34:119-24. 2005
    ..The main investment would be in form of a laptop computer and a diskette. It can also be a useful adjunct for office practice in the western world...
  12. pmc Blindness: how to assess numbers and causes?
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Centre, Abuja, Nigeria
    Br J Ophthalmol 87:282-4. 2003
    ..Blindness, however, is a relatively rare condition even in badly affected communities; hence, large sample sizes are required to gain adequate estimates of prevalence, particularly by cause...
  13. ncbi request reprint When should children and young adults with sickle cell disease be referred for eye assessment?
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
    Afr J Med Med Sci 30:261-3. 2001
    ..From the age of 20, the frequency of eye examination should increase to yearly. Antisickling remedies, such as NIPRISAN may be beneficial in prophylaxis...
  14. ncbi request reprint Ocular morbidity from sickle cell disease in a Nigerian cohort
    O E Babalola
    Rachel Eye Center, P O Box 4108, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
    Niger Postgrad Med J 12:241-4. 2005
    ..The role of anti-sickling remedies, if any, is the subject of ongoing investigations. Our findings with NIPRISAN, a phytomedicinal preparation currently undergoing trials, will be reported subsequently...