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dr dupe ademola popoola NIPOSS

Chairman Nigerian Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Society (NIPOSS) 2014-2018; Secretary NIPOSS 2014-2018, Treasurer NIPOSS-2010-2014.

She is a Reader & Consultant Ophthalmologist-Paediatric, Strabismus & Oncology Services, University of Ilorin & University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria.

She established the Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Sub-specialty at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in 2007. She facilitated and was the Local Host Doctor for ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital-FEH,  aboard a DC -10 aircraft and Hospital-Based Program HBP from 28 February to 20 March 2011.

An advocate for child eye health, this made her to Initiate and serve as Technical Partner for the bill passed as “Kwara State Childhood Sight Protection Law,2013”

She is a passionate advocate of  “Gown to Town” for which she relentlessly builds the capacity of critical stakeholders in the community for primary eye care delivery.

She facilitated:

  1. Establishment of vision screening for children at immunization Centres.
  2. Vision screening for school children by teachers using TELVIS® vision screening kit –a Patent.
  3. Vision care for children with special needs in Nigeria.
  4. Community vision care services in several parts of the country.

She is the Principal investigator and Project Coordinator  for the United States Agency for International Development-Child Blindness Program USAID-CBP  funded project to  map the schools as well as create an inventory and resources for children special needs along with eye and ear and speech care centres in Nigeria available here.

She has several national and international recognitions including membership of two committees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology: Global Education and Ophthalmology News & Education (ONE) Network. She received the coveted Secretariat awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2017; and is currently a regional Advisor, of American Academy of Ophthalmology.

She is the Secretary, Faculty of Ophthalmology, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria since 2016, and a board member, Faculty of Ophthalmology, West African College of Surgeons since 2017.

She believes strongly in preparing the next generation of successors, for this, she has trained several medical doctors at postgraduate level and supervised several dissertations/theses.  As a team player for eye health, she is focused on the development of each group in the eye care team.

Her mantra is early detection for early intervention for child eye problems. She is particularly passionate about changing the outcome for Retinoblastoma in Nigeria and prevention of blindness from retinopathy of prematurity and ocular imaging including the use of B-scan ultrasound, smartphones and widefield retina imaging.

She has been involved in development and review of curriculum, conference proceedings, International classification of eye diseases, program development for ICO-International Council of Ophthalmology, International Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council-IPOSC, West African College of Surgeons, and National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria among others.

At the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, she serves as the Desk Officer, Association of African University, and the coordinator of the Medical Education Resources Unit.

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